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Boyslockerroom: B-town reacts to the frightening and disgusting incident of Delhi

Viral images of boys locker room chats have taken the nation by storm. The fact that young school boys from 'respected' families objectify girls in such derogatory manner has left the nation shocked. B-town also expressed their grief and anger over the issue.
by Rajeshwari Jagtap | May 06, 2020 20:41 IST
Boyslockerroom: B-town reacts to the frightening and disgusting incident of Delhi

Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, when the entire nation was already dreading over the nationwide lockdown. The nation came across more dreadful news. The news was about a group of youngsters from Delhi promoting the ‘rape culture’. As everyone is reacting towards this awful and shameless act of these boys, this is how the B-town is reacting towards this issue.
 
Sonam Kapoor
 
Sonam Kapoor took to her Instagram Story about the incident of #Boislockerroom and she strongly believes that the parents are to be blamed for this and their act.
 
Siddhant Chaturvedi
 
Siddhant Chaturvedi, the Gully Boy actor shared an image on his Instagram handle.
 
Maanvi Gagroo
 
The Four More Shots Please actress, Maanvi Gagroo penned down on the controversy, #Boislockerroom for the Quint.
 
She said, “The Question is ‘How did we get here?’ Is it the systematic normalization of violence against women in our pop culture? Casual rape jokes? Dates yet a deeply internalized idea of ‘giving the daughter away in marriage’ or the widely accepted assertion of patriarchal ownership our rituals are ridden with?! Yes, misogyny begins at home. It seeps through our words. It reinstates through our actions and it is enabled through our gender-based mortality. No, we cannot absolve ourselves of responsibility by blaming it all on bad parenting because this is not the first or the only time a ‘bois locker room’ has existed. And it sure as hell it won’t be the last. We are all complicit. Every time you laugh at a sexist joke (sexism: noun; discrimination, prejudice or stereotyping on the basis of gender), every time you ask a rape victim what she was wearing and why she was out… every action of yours is potentially rewarding or punishing a young mind for their words and actions.
 
Why do we continually keep linking a woman’s character to her body and what SHE decides to do with it? And why don’t we see our men through that same lens of skewed rationality? Why have we placed a woman’s ‘izzat’ in her vagina but no such yardstick for her male counterpart exists?!
 
We live in a society that accepts the assertion of patriarchy in more ways than we care to realise. Male privilege is a real and male entitlement, a real threat. We need to do better than this. We need to bring our children up better. We need to adopt a Skinnerian model of punishing toxicity and rewarding empathy. We are shaping minds with our thoughts, words, and actions. Every single moment. We have to do better. And ‘boys will be boys’ is just not gonna cut it anymore.”
 
Swara Bhaskar
 
Swara Bhaskar also took to Twitter to talk about #Boislockerroom: #boyslockerroom a telling tale of how toxic masculinity starts young! Underage boys gleefully planning how to rape & gangrape minor girls. Parents & teachers must address this with those Kids.. Not enough to ‘hang rapists’ .. we must attack the mentality that creates rapists!
 
Richa Chadha
 
Richa Chadha took to Twitter and replied to the shocking incident of schoolboys talking about raping girls.
 
She wrote: This a multi-faceted problem. Because everyone is still squeamish about sex education in our populous/moralistic country, teenagers are confusing porn for sex education! And now data is free. How dangerous! This will explode in our faces in the next five years sadly,I reckon.
 
Saloni Chopra
 
Saloni Chopra also penned her thoughts down on #Boislockerrom and shared it on her Instagram handle.
 
Jameela Jamil
 
British actor, Jameela Jamil also voiced her opinion on the issue. “I stand with the women of India in their ongoing fight against the pervasive disrespect of and violence towards their bodies at the hands of men. You are either pro-rape or anti-rape,” she said. “Sitting silently on the fence and staying out of this conversation makes you complicit,” she added, attaching a photo with the text: “Stand up for women around you.”
 
The public is demanding immediate and strict action against these boys and their act to set an example for others. Whatever happened is awfully scary and to see the young minds indulging in such kind of talks and activities is a sign of what needs to be fed in the young minds and what needs to be changed in the mind. It’s high time that now, ‘Sex Education’ is taught about and the actually meaning of ‘consent’ is made to learn to the people.
 
 
 
 
Credits: Twitter


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