Anti-rape video 'It's Your Fault' hits back at small minds 0
The 'It's your fault' video was uploaded Wednesday night and has gone viral, already surpassing 1.4 million viewers. (SCREEN GRAB)
Before you start foaming at the mouth, the following quote is not what you think.
“Ladies, do you think rape is something men do out of a desire for control, empowered by years of patriarchy? You’ve clearly been misled by the notion that women are people, too, because, let’s face it ladies, rape — it’s your fault.”
This is just a snippet of a satirical YouTube video by Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, taking a tongue-in-cheek dig at India’s victim-blaming misogynists.
“Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is our response to those remarks,” Koechlin told the press.
The video was created and posted by All India Bakchod, a group made up of comedians Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba and Ashish Shakya.
It's your fault was uploaded Wednesday night and has gone viral, already surpassing 1.4 million viewers.
In the video, Koechlin and Juhi Pande cheerfully chastise women, explaining how sexual violence is actually their fault. Both actresses appear increasingly bruised and disheveled as they explore how working late, cell phones, and Bollywood movies are the root causes of rape.
The video was made to address the contentious issue of sexual violence in India. And it’s smart, sardonic tone has definitely struck a nerve.
The cheeky duo even took a jab at spiritualist Guru Asaram Bapu, who created a sensation when he claimed the Delhi rape victim could have stopped her attackers by appealing to them as bhaiya (big brother): “She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop. This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don't think so.”
It should be noted Bapu was recently arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a schoolgirl.
The video has been widely praised, and the interview went on to note that the creators plan to release a Hindi language version to reach wider audiences.
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