Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday shared her expertise with victim blaming with followers on social media. “During my BTech Engg, walking to the microprocessor lab in a loose khadi green kurta with a salwar. Seniors whistling, speculating loudly about my bra size. One ‘well wisher’ walked up and asked why I wasn’t wearing my dupatta ‘properly’, fully covering my b***s,” she tweeted. Sona in her tweet used the hashtag #INeverAskForIt, a motion that has been launched to protest in opposition to victim blaming, particularly within the case of sexual assault survivors, who’re steadily requested what they wore on the time of a sexual assault.
In a separate tweet, the singer urged everybody to share their ordeal with victim blaming. She tagged Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, singer Chinmayi Sripaada and some others in her tweet.
She wrote: “Tweet what you remember wearing when you experienced sexual violence, threat or intimidation. Draw attention to victim blame. #INeverAskForIt.”
Reacting to Sona’s tweet, a piece of netizens trolled her saying she wrote such issues as a result of she was hungry for publicity. Others might relate with what the singer mentioned and shared their opinions and experiences on the identical.
“Being an ex-cetian, I second that. 1st yr and You are supposed to be totally covered up. Seniors ogling at you. Male classmates having endless night discussions on your size and beauty. Some girls enjoyed the attention. Some like me always wondered why? #INeverAskForIt,” commented a consumer.
“College campuses are abs the worst. They should have an orientation program or better, schools should have sex-ed classes on how to handle puberty and how harrassment is not manliness,” prompt one other consumer.
Reacting to a consumer who remarked concerning the singer doing “hot photo shoots showing full cleavage”, Sona replied: “Cus it’s my body, my cleavage Mr. Jay whoever. I do as I please with it.”