'Brown girl' poetry act blows the lid off society's misogyny

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Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender, a hard-hitting spoken-word performance by Mumbai girl, Aranya Johar, will strike a chord with every Indian woman. 

Or perhaps with all women in conservative societies.

The 18-year-old’s uninhibited act (with some NSFW language) exposes the hypocrisy of patriarchal societies where women are slut-shamed and cat-called, where marital rape isn’t illegal, and a bleeding woman is regarded as impure. 

The video’s notched up nearly a million views on social media. It has got people talking. And has also inspired a brilliant response from a man.   Read more…

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