Mahira talks about rampant victim-blaming within the society

There was a rife debate about violence in opposition to ladies within the nation. Whereas extra circumstances at the moment are being reported, most victims nonetheless await justice as they usually take to social media and lift consciousness in regards to the rise in crimes in opposition to ladies. Nonetheless, social media is a multi-faceted area the place these victims are sometimes shamed for his or her whereabouts and their clothes. A number of celebrities took to those platforms and talked in regards to the ongoing victim-blaming and slut-shaming that has been so rampant within the latest previous.

Celebrity Mahira Khan has additionally been vocal about her stance on the topic. In an interview lately, the award-winning actor talked about how she thinks a change within the mindset is of the dire want to debate matters similar to ladies’s rights.

“At any time when such an incident happens, the primary query that’s often requested is why was she out so late? Was he her boyfriend? Why was she there alone? These are the flawed inquiries to ask!”, Mahira mentioned. “This must be ingrained within the mindsets of the era after us, if not within the era earlier than us,” the Humsafar star strongly believes that the tv and drama trade can and may play a job in actualising the appropriate questions. “Colleges ought to design packages that internalise the appropriate methods to cope with conditions involving violence to keep away from victim-blaming,” Mahira added.

The 36-year-old celebrity additionally spoke in regards to the questions she obtained about her position in Verna, a 2017 movie about rape. She is usually requested about why a lady who was raped would return into the room to seek out proof and therefore, put herself in peril and recreate a way of trauma. “I used to be shocked to pay attention when folks advised me that victims often don’t search revenge. I used to be like, ‘Actually? You possibly can’t discover one one that would do this? As a result of folks do this. Girls do get that indignant that they go and discover proof.” Mahira retorted.

The Pakistani actor and producer believes {that a} story like Verna wasn’t accepted in our society as a result of it confirmed a lady carrying denims and talking English and that completely shouldn’t be the deciding level of our unconscious judgments.

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