After the mass molestation in Bengaluru, on New Year has sent shockwaves across the nation. Women were groped, molested. Not only that the Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara makes official statements like “Events like New Year’s … there are women who are harassed or treated badly,” he said. “These kinds of things do happen.”
He said the problem was that the young people who had gathered in the city’s streets “were almost like westerners”. “They tried to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing,” he said. “So some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kinds of things do happen.”
This led Mallika dua, a comedian,most famously known for her “makeup didi” series to come out with a video titled “To people who think women are asking for it.” Call it, ‘tragedy main comedy’ but I’m sure getting a ‘Paprika look’ done. Dua video is very powerful and she connected the dots to previous incidents in a exemplified manner.
The video goes “We are always asking for it. Asking for it in Bangalore, asking for it in Delhi, in Shakti mills in super safe Mumbai. We are asking for it in bikinis and burqas alike. We are asking for it after marriage, before marriage, in buses, at concerts, clubs. I once asked for it at Dargah Ajmer Sharif, true fucking story.
I even asked for it once when I was 7 years old in the back of my own car. But now, with a help of makeupdidi, I have found a solution to all of this. Hopefully, I’m not asking for it anymore. Aap bhi try kijiye ye looks zaroor. Gustakhi Maaf, Abu Azmi chacha. FU.”
Kudos for people like her for standing up for women’s safety and mocking the system.