Singer Sona Mohapatra is a large supporter of the #MeToo motion and has been utilizing her social media presence to amplify beforehand unheard voices of survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Now, she is lending her help to a different motion that calls out the follow of sufferer blaming.
Utilizing the hashtag #INeverAskForIt, Sona urged everybody to tweet what they wore once they skilled sexual misconduct. She additionally narrated an incident of ‘eve-teasing’ from her school days.
“Throughout my BTech Engg, strolling to the microprocessor lab in a unfastened khadi inexperienced kurta with a salwar.Seniors whistling, speculating loudly about my bra dimension. One ‘nicely wisher’ walked up & requested why I wasn’t sporting my dupatta ‘correctly’, absolutely masking my ‘boobs’. #INeverAskForIt,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Tweet what you bear in mind sporting once you skilled sexual violence, menace or intimidation. Draw consideration to sufferer blame. I’m tagging @lydiabuthello @sonamakapoor @MadhumitaM1 @Chinmayi @MasalaBai @TheRestlessQuil #INeverAskForIt,” she added in one other tweet.
Earlier this yr, in an interview with Hindustan Occasions, Sona talked concerning the value she needed to pay for taking a stand and supporting the #MeToo motion. She mentioned that when she accused singers Anu Malik and Kailash Kher for sexual misconduct, she was the ‘first one to be punished’ and requested to depart Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, which she was a decide on.
“I really feel that when you find yourself dropping some work due to what you stand for and what you consider in, it’s the form of work you’re anyway by no means meant to do. The form of work that comes your method, the allies and buddies that come your method are those that take you a lot additional, and you find yourself doing the form of work that makes you actually proud. So, in the long term, I’ve by no means actually seen any large draw back of being myself. I’ve solely grown from power to power as an artist, I play to greater and greater crowds, and I’ve discovered my allies. They may be few however they’re those price working with,” she had mentioned.
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