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#StopTheShame: Women Open Up About Their Experiences With Slut Shaming

As a country, we are not where we used to be, but we surely aren’t where we want to be yet. This, particularly, where women are concerned. As women, we are constantly being scrutinized. We are judged on the clothes we wear, the colour of our skin, on the life choices we make and more. Honestly, we have had enough, and it is time to say so! Team New Woman’s Stop The Shame Campaign encourages you to take a stand and raise your voice. It is time we come together to reengineer the mindsets and eliminate all forms of inequality.

It was a fine day, a beautiful summer morning. She woke up with warm sunlight filling her room, her hopeful smile predicted it was going to be a beautiful day. Kriti, 16, just completed her schooling and had planned a day of movies and lunch with her best friend. She picked her favourite dress, the one her father gifted just before leaving for his business trip. Little did she know, she was going to be scarred for years. As she settled in her seat, a man sat next to her and exposed his privates to her. Kriti jumped in horror and immediately left the theatre and her innocence behind. It was her mother, who screamed at her for going to the movies skimpily dressed. Else, it wouldn’t have happened. She withdrew into a shell and told daddy to never get her any dresses. Today, she is 22, and still wonders if it was really her fault.

Not just cat-called and slut-shamed, women are constantly being judged under the pretense of “good advice.” As part of Stop The Shame campaign, we share experiences of real women who broke free from the shackles of societal pressure.

Also Read: #StopTheShame: What I Wear Is Not Your Business

“But ask any Indian woman and she will tell you that she has been gazed at, called ‘item’ and ‘tota’ even when dressed in traditional attire. Why can’t people just break free from their patriarchal vantage point and understand that the problem is not in our clothes, but in your polluted head?”

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“Yet again, who are the perpetrators of sexual abuse? We, women. While the society continues to defame women, on the basis of revealing (as if it’s a secret) their cleavage, what should we do as women? We should pitifully look down upon those naive souls, and continue to abide by our own definition of decent dressing, not their’s.”

Also Read: Body Shaming Tweet: Kriti Sanon Gives It Back Like A Boss

We urge you to share your experiences and get your voice heard!

Join us in this revolution!
Whether you want to talk about your own experiences, share your opinion or start a debate, write to us and stand a chance to get heard on NewWomanIndia.com.

Email us at editor@pbcindia.com
Or get in touch on Facebook using #StopTheShame 

Makeup courtesy: AKreations Hair & Beyond
Photographs: Yash Bhanushali

New Woman Team

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