- Global Voices - http://globalvoicesonline.org -
Yes, I Wear a Bra, and It's Visible. So?
Written by Rezwan On 8 July 2014 @ 1:14 am | 4 Comments
In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, English, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, India, Protest, Quick Reads, South Asia, Women & Gender
Nivedita N Kumar , a journalist, posts an emotional Facebook note which has gone viral. Here is an excerpt from the powerful essay that lashes at the notion of the Indian patriarchal society  that clothes provoke rapists:
Why? Why do you do that? Stare at my breasts like they are cute babies calling out to be cuddled. Strip me naked, slowly, every time I enter the bus? Try to glimpse into my cleavage when I am sitting and reading in the metro.
Who gives you the right? To grope me in the crowded bus? To fall on me “innocently” when I buy popcorn in the theater. When I sit cross legged in the auto and you stop your bike and look hungrily at my legs.
A piece of meat, am I?
How do you think I feel? When I have to continuously watch over my shoulder, because it is 10 pm and there is nobody at the bus stop, except you. Staring at my neck.
Article printed from Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org
URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/08/yes-i-wear-a-bra-and-its-visible-so/
URLs in this post:
 Nivedita N Kumar: https://www.facebook.com/notes/nivedita-n-kumar/yes-i-wear-a-bra-yes-it-shows-so/702214979815189
 notion of the Indian patriarchal society: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Andhra-Pradesh-DGP-says-flimsy-clothes-provoke-rape-Chidambaram-fumes/articleshow/11311489.cms
 260000 likes and more than 64000 shares: https://www.facebook.com/logical.indian/photos/a.430765593719832.1073741828.426895610773497/528791283917262/?type=1
Licensed Creative Commons Attribution, 2008 Global Voices Online. See attribution policy for details: http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/global-voices-attribution-policy