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Your movies are responsible for rape/sexual abuse: Troll tells actress, she responds

Thursday, October 8, 2020 • Tamil Comments

An alarming number people constantly find ways to justify sexual violence against women by pointing their finger at the victims (or women, in general) and their personal choices rather than blaming the perpetrators, who are solely responsible for the crimes. A Twitter user decided to blame actress Mallika Sherawat for instigating rapes and other crimes through her movies and her roles. She shut the user down with her response.

Speaking about the Hathras rape case, Mallika had written on Twitter, "Unless india reforms its medieval mindset towards women nothing will change #HathrasHorror #NirbhayaCase." Responding to the tweet, a user wrote, "But the kind of roles you have played in Bollywood movie contradict your statement. Don't you thing the kind of message you deliver through your movies also play an important role. Improvement should start from the person who is making the statement first (sic)." Stating that this was exactly the kind of mentality that needed to change, Mallika responded, "So the movies I act in are an invitation for rape!!! It's mentality like yours that make Indian society regressive for women! If you hv a problem wt my movies then Don't see them #nocountryforwomen (sic)." Mallika Sherawat had earlier revealed in an interview with a news agency that she had been criticized for her choice of roles in movies previously as well.

The actress reportedly mentioned in the interview, "There were so many accusations and judgements on me. If you wear short skirts, kiss on the screen then you're a fallen woman with no morals. Men tend to take liberties with you. This happened with me too. I was thrown out of projects because heroes would say "why can't you be intimate with me? You can do it on screen, what's the problem in doing that with me in private?' I've lost so many projects. It's very reflective of society, what women deal within our country."

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