Born and growing up India is not easy for women, as they become regular victims of catcalling and persecution. Age is just a number, in this case, as soon as we step out of our home the torture starts. It can be neighbors; it can be a random street guy singing creepy songs with that lusty gaze. Often the danger resides in the home too.
But only girls know that dress length does not bother those shameless people, even when the girl is fully covered, gaze never stops. That gaze keeps on pointing at different body parts, making us feel embarrassed in our own skin. This suffering has become regular for all of us, irrespective of our city, age, dress.
Sometimes even our workplace becomes similar hell for us, making us too nervous and uncomfortable to work. Being a working woman was not a less struggle, we had to fight for our rights. Now we have to fight for our dignity too.
They say art is the powerful weapon to protest these days. True enough we often see people protesting through their work. This short film from Bombay Diaries which is written and directed by Sana Ahmed is one of its kinds.
It exposes the struggle of a girl at her workplace where she has to deal with her shameless boss every day. And what does he do? Well, he does his torture by his gaze, pointing at the breasts of that girl with eyes. The way she deals with that person is an inspiration for all the women who have gone through the same torture.
In the video, this man who has a wife talks to his friend on the phone about his lust for this girl who works under him, while scrolling through her Facebook account. So he is a great stalker too. Not only he insults this girl but also as a married man he insults his wife by doing this kind of harassment to a girl.
Sadly, this is the reality of today’s India. This girl in the video finally reaches to the end of her patience level gives a tight slap only through her words. In front of her whole office, she sets an example. So, inspire all the women around and share this video.