Rap Against Rape In India
Author: Luna Berckmoes
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 10:47:25 AM

This morning my sister sent me a video of two Mumbai girls and I thought: "This should be shared immediately!"
The girls call their video the ‘Rap against Rape' and they call themselves the ‘BomBaebs'. The girls are rapping about rape, but also about every other issue women have to face in India.

It was only last week when a 74-year-old nun got brutally raped in the Indian state of West Bengal. Another case was the Delhi bus gang rape. Jyoti Singh had just gone to a movie with a male friend when a group with a stolen bus picked them up. She was raped and beaten with an iron bar because she fought back. Two weeks later the girl died in the hospital. She was 23. The worst part? One of the rapists said that 'A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy' and that it was all an accident, because 'When being raped, she shouldn't fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape'.

The BomBaebs are sick of it all and call for a change: "Stop that tweet, actually get on your feet and help reform this mindset that for years has been preset." The girls say that they need society to find new definitions for honour, dignity, respect and masculinity and to take action.

While writing this, I am raging. There is so much we can achieve when working together. These women are the perfect example of doing something to fight back instead of staying silent. Let's help share their video and the hashtag #RapAgainstRape. People, unite!

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