Indibloggers and Breakthrough organised a thought provoking and fun filled Bloggers’ Meet on Women’s Day. I wish I had video recorded the part I loved the best, ‘Mahabanoo Mody and her bewitching Monologues‘ :( (Ruchira’s words) I am sure I am not the only one who would love to hear her again.
1. Rahul Bose saying, (something like) men should ‘give power’ to women. I don’t think power and control should be given or taken to/by men or women. Everybody should have power and control over their own personal lives and choices.
But agreed with him that it’s awesome that we are actually talking about crimes against women and women’s sexuality today – it’s the beginning of changes that are going to follow. (very slowly)
What do you think of the concept of ‘many masculinities‘?
2. Didn’t quite agree with this:
“Let’s bring back the ‘Gentle’, men.”
Was the past ‘gentle’ compared to today? Aren’t the society, the men and the women today more ‘gentle’ than they have ever been before?
[Disagree? For the first time in human history, we are asking for sexual assaults to be seen as crimes against women, and not as a crimes against Patriarchy. Which is why, for the first time we are realizing that it is not 'honorable' for rapists to 'be a gentleman' and volunteer to marry the people they rape. (lots more) More in this post.]
As many bells as it takes.
Must share what they did to the audience in the next post :DAnoushka Shankar :) Here’s a picture, specially for the blogger who raised her one eye brow when I wondered why we needed her photographs at all, why couldn’t we just, google for her images.
Hope you like it!