Why Indian Women Must Learn to Misbehave!
Why did Indian women suddenly rise up in an angry, mass protest after that highly publicized Delhi gang rape in December 2012? Since I run a campaign on female genocide in India, this is one question I’ve been repeatedly asked.
I’m not sure why this puzzles people. India is the fourth most dangerous country for women, following Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan. In 20 years, 20 per cent of women will have been systematically exterminated from India, subject to every form of gender-based violence.
How much more were Indian women expected to bear before they rose in revolt?
Perhaps what we really need to understand is that women’s revolutions happen for the same reasons everywhere. The impulse is the same. What is this impulse? To read the rest on The Huffington Post click here.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Rita Banerji is an author and gender activist, and the founder of The 50 Million Missing Campaign to end India’s female genocide. Her book ‘Sex and Power: Defining History Shaping Societies,‘ is a historical and social look at how the relationship between gender and power in India has led to the ongoing female gendercide. Her website is www.ritabanerji.com She blogs at Revolutions in my Space and tweets at @Rita_Banerji