Mumbai blames sexual violence on…mannequins?

“You can’t blame it on illiteracy or poor policing. Or patriarchal mindsets in India.   It’s the fault of the racy mannequins haunting Mumbai’s lingerie stores, seducing passers-by and turning them into sex offenders. At least that’s what the city’s municipal corporation would have you believe.”

Banning mannequins in the name of sexual violence is disturbingly off-base. FEM consistently argues on addressing the deap-seated notions of patriarchy, and it is hard to see that so may people are only willing to address such surface level aspects of our culture.


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