We have posted a lot about campaigns on rape culture and sexual abuse. And I thought we’d have seen it all. Until I encountered this slam poetry from Mumbai based poet Aranya Johar. Wow! The horrors of sexual abuse cannot be made clearer.
The poem ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender‘ is originally a message for India. It doesn’t need that much imagination to see it as a cross-border charge against sexism. Aranya Johar clearly explains the connection between abuse and gender inequality.
This isn’t all men thing I know. Trust me, I do.
But the men I can trust are only a few.
At the age of 12, my bra straps were sexualised
At the same time, we don’t get damn sexual rights