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If these four videos don't make us quit victim blaming, nothing will

india Updated: Dec 16, 2014 13:29 IST
Sweta Kaushal
Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times
If these four videos don't make us quit victim blaming


Much has been said and written about the need to treat rape victims with more respect. Yet, it is not enough. We continue to blame the victim, her dress, her conduct and everything except the attacker's intentions.

Two years ago, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang raped in a public bus in the national capital. The victim's fight inspired the common people to come out on the streets and demand a safer society for women.

Here are four videos that were released in last two years, to highlight the ridiculous approach of our society towards rape and rape victims.

I will survive (Triya)

Singer songwriter Gargie Verma's video was screened at Dada Saheb Phalke film Festival 2014 and won the Excellence Award.

Kill The Rapist

Trailer of a movie directed by Sanjay Chhel, calls out to the audience to decide whether or not the rapist should be killed. Anjali Patil, Sunny Hinduja, Sadiya Siddiqui and Isheta Sarckar feature in the movie.

Why Gauahar was slapped

When TV star Gauahar Khan was slapped at the finale of reality show India's Raw Star, the attacker claimed it was because Khan was wearing a short dress. This video not only got more than eight lakh views, it was also widely shared on social media.

Its your fault

Kalki Koechlin joined hands with YouTube channel group All India Bak*** (AIB) for this satirical video, raising questions on where does the blame really lie.