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Of feminism and beyond

 Rishibha Kumari |  2015-05-21 22:40:34.0  |  New Delhi

Of feminism and beyond

The discussion Women in Disaster and Destitution being the 11th one in its series celebrating Feminism Beyond Boundaries began with a video which showed the troubles which young girls and women have to go through when their parents/guardians force them into prostitution. 

Professor Nimesh G Desai, the Director of Institute of Human Behaviour and allied sciences (IHBAS) talked about the possible reasons behind such a situation where women are prone to exploitation at the event held at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Palace.

Women suffer because when they’ve lost their loved ones. No one to looks after them, <g data-gr-id="27">which therefore</g> make them vulnerable to exploitation. The victims of disaster are more prone to sexual violence due to the absence of safety in the make-shift tents.  It was discussed that, what makes a nation come together and protest is class bias, which means that an individual may connect with the emotions of another individual if there is a mutual sense of belonging to the same <g data-gr-id="28">economical</g> strata of society. 

When Millennium Post asked Desai about the presence of inherent misogyny in individuals, he answered, “ It is a secondary issue compared to <g data-gr-id="20">other primary issue</g> that play a major role in the lives of these women.” 

Along with <g data-gr-id="16">feminism</g> the class-based approach of individuals in a society was also deeply analysed.

Rishibha Kumari

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