Swara Bhasker Says Women’s Safety Has Become a Severe Crisis In India and Action Needs To Be Taken Now!
Swara Bhasker expressed the grief and depression faced by rape victims. She was majorly trolled for her Twitter post and slammed misogynists in the same.
Actor Swara Bhasker is not the first female celebrity to speak up about the safety of women in India, however her opinion matters as much as the other women who have voiced their concern over the subject. In an interview with IANS, she recently opened up on the consequences faced by victims in the Unnao and Chinmayanand cases. "Women's safety has become a crisis in India. We have a situation where at least three high profile members, who hold elected office, are accused of rape. In the case of Unnao and Chinmayanand, the victims have had to face serious personal consequences for reporting rape. This is an alarm for our entire society. We need our lawmakers to walk the talk with regards to women's safety," Swara said.
Swara expressed the grief and depression faced by rape victims. She tweeted reacting to the news of the Chinmayanand victim's arrest shared by a journalist. "Beti inhi se bachao!! (Save your daughter from such people) Shame!!" she wrote.
However, she was majorly trolled after tweeting her opinion. "I tweeted regarding the same and one user/ troll made fun of the victim's ordeal by asking if I was raped as well, with a smile at the end of the sentence. I reacted by using an expletive because I feel that sometimes people who use abusive language or try to slut shame women by cracking rape jokes need to be reminded that women can swear as well," she said. Taking a jibe at misogynists, Swara stated, "I don't think it's fair to expect women to brave the risk of being raped, the threat of arrest if it's reported and also bear the burden of being dignified in the face of abuse. Sometimes misogynists have to hear it like it is." Way to go girl! We’re with you!