Day Ten features a photograph by Hyshyama Hanim.
Call it what it is. Despite decades of grappling with gender based violence issues, the world still lies to itself, culture still sets up excuses, society still believes in myths around abuse, violence and discrimination of women. You and I are still trying to understand its root cause. No it is not her so-called meekness, his so-called inherent anger, her dress, his alcoholism, her behavior, his lust. It is perceived ‘power’. This fueled by patriarchal ideology, fermented in societal practice and belief. To eliminate it, is to start from the root. Call it what it is.
Watch this blog for the next 7 days. We’ll be posting a featured photograph each day till 10 December as part of WMC campaign against GBV.
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Hyshyama is a guest contributor. She loves ink sketching and is pretty good with a camera. She blogs here. Her opinions are her own.
Posted on 12/04/2011, in Gender Based Violence, Images, Media, Opinions and tagged 16 days, Empowerment, Gender Based Violence, Psychology, sl16days, Violence Against Women, Women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.