India’s Powerful “Abused Goddesses” Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign

2013-09-15 Abused Goddesses

As Buzzfeed reports:

The campaign simply and effectively captures India’s most dangerous contradiction: that of revering women in religion and mythology, while the nation remains incredibly unsafe for its women citizens.

Haunting, but worth viewing. Also: another uncomfortable reminder of the extent to which feminism in the West has been co-opted as a battleground exclusively for the concerns of politically powerful upper-middle class married women.

1 thought on “India’s Powerful “Abused Goddesses” Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign”

  1. I have long been bothered by the western privileged perspective of feminism, especially within Mormonism. Good reminder about why we should resist that impulse. Thanks!

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