‘Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender’ Strikes a Note with Every Woman

In a society where a movie like Lipstick Under My Burkha is banned but movies overtly sexualising women are okay, in a society where men respond to sexual harassment allegations with proud references to their heterosexuality and entitlement to hit on women, Aranya Johar’s slam poem strikes a chord.

‘A Brown Girl’s Guide To Gender’ is a simple comment that talks about the hypocrisy in the way women are treated; told to be modest in a society that sexualises and objectifies them and blamed if they refuse; made to feel ashamed for having periods, while simultaneously being made to feel like their bodies are on display for men.

Watch her make her point through poetry: