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“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places

Written by Rezwan On 25 December 2013 @ 22:35 pm | 1 Comment

In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, English, Film, Human Rights, Ideas, India, Quick Reads, South Asia, Women & Gender

Whistling Woods International (WWI) [1], an institute for studies in film, media and fashion, released a YouTube video on December 16, 2013, exactly a year after the much talked about rape case in Delhi [2] to aware people to think, reflect & act on violence against women. Vinaya Naidu [3] at Lighthouse Insights writes about this video:

Very often, not just in India but all over the world, it seems that men looking at women in public places somehow think they are watching a display, as though women exist on a television screen. But, in reality, women can see the people staring at them, and those stares can make them feel not only uncomfortable and objectified, but downright unsafe.

The video [4] has been viewed more than 1.2 million times in last 10 days since its release.


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[1] Whistling Woods International (WWI): http://www.youtube.com/user/wwil1?feature=watch

[2] rape case in Delhi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_rape

[3] Vinaya Naidu: http://lighthouseinsights.in/dekh-le-women-empowerment-film-by-whistling-woods-international-crosses-349k-views-in-5-days.html

[4] video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDYFqQZEdRA

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