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18 People Boldly State Why India Needs Feminism

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In a country where one in every three women is illiterate, 71 percent of women don’t work and a woman is raped every 20 minutes, India appears to be in need of some major changes.

In response to these disturbing statistics, Buzzfeed asked people in India why they “want, need and deserve a more feminist India.” What they had to say is pretty profound.

These bold men and women responded through photos of themselves, holding signs of their written expression.

Check out the powerful responses below, and leave a comment if you can think of a reason not listed here why India needs feminism.

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6 comments
JohnSparks
JohnSparks

India needs Feminism because culture does not value women.  Sorrowfully, not only do men not value women, but neither do women.  A sad situation.  http://youtu.be/UDNIhIKs0yk

SanjuktaChakraborty
SanjuktaChakraborty

India also needs feminism because women don't deserve to have to vouch for their character and integrity every time we raise our voices or do better than men at work.

Rachellfire
Rachellfire

India needs people who will stand there and a hold a sign the photographer scribbled about how we need to promote one sex over the other. I'm a woman and I don't think we need feminism, I'm also a lesbian and the girl in the last shot is hawt.

JohnSparks
JohnSparks

@Rachellfire Rachel have you ever been to India?  Don't worry I don't think the girl in the last shot has been there either, because in India every woman works.  Many don't receive a salary but they all work.

Lalarise
Lalarise

@Rachellfire Feminism isn't about "one sex over the other", it's about equal rights for men and women.

sowmyasguru
sowmyasguru

@JohnSparks @Rachellfire Women in India do receive a salary but are not trusted for the work and are paid low. Also, many stay at homes to support their families and nurture them which needs to change. Taking care of the family is not a woman's job alone. 

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