Dear Victims Of Rape: It’s All Your Fault!

Indian women marching in rape protest

Don’t you love a controversial statement like that! Well before you shoot the messenger, remember what kind of a site this is, and you should also know we didn’t say this, but a bunch of buffoons (aka men) actually did.

You have no doubt all been hearing about the sickening rape epidemic that is happening across India, however you should be aware that it’s not just a sudden influx of rapists running rampage across the sub continent. It’s a group of fed-up men and women finally being bold enough to speak out and get the attention of the world media, about a topic that has been kept hidden behind closed bureaucratic doors for a long, long time.

There are an influx of great campaigns, as well as a number of celebrities speaking out, using their platform to make a difference. And this new satirical but serious take on the issue is yet another great way to get the message out.

Indian women marching in rape protest

All India Bakchod is a politically “incorrect” comedy collective who have created a video by using actual idiotic statements that have been publicly been made by men and officials in India about women who are raped. You know, backward statements such as “it was the woman’s fault for wearing that dress” et al.

Watch the actors and comedians Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Rohan Joshi, Ashish Shakya as they talk about how ridiculous the notion of it being a woman’s fault actually is. Sure, the video is funny and clever, but the overall objective was to shed light on what a serious issue this is, and how attitudes such as blame and sexism only further perpetrate the country’s negative views on these women.

AIB says “Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is our response to those remarks.”

“The notion behind this video was pretty simple,” Gursimran Khamba said in a Youtube video statement. “We wanted to attack patriarchy as it exists in India and it sort of comes out every time there is a sexual assault case or a rape case. The first thing that happens is, instead of focusing on the crime and looking at the perpetrator… the burden is always put on the woman.”

“The idea was to make people a little bit uncomfortable while they were watching the video,” he added. “But at the time, [we wanted to] get the message across that we need to move away from blaming the victim.”

Enough said, watch the video and please share on all your social media pages.

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