Friday, 21 January 2011

A Kind of Gender Genocide "Now the system is seen as a means for poverty-stricken parents to unburden themselves of daughters".

"We are a cursed community. Men use us and throw us away," 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2011/jan/21/sex-death-gods-video

 

A film by Beeban Kidron about the continuation of the illegal devadasi system; a system which religiously justifies dedicating young South Indian girls to sexual slavery. Tune in on Monday 24th January @ 10pm. Essential viewing. It is the reminder of systems such as this that should challenge many a spoilt young woman's claim that feminism no longer means anything. It actively needs to stretch beyond the Western semblance of equality most of us subscribe to. 

 

Further reading:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/21/devadasi-india-sex-work-religion?intcmp=239

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