“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.