Action Hero Shuktara

Being an Action Hero means the tiniest things for me. It could be something as elementary as questioning our manifold problematic idioms surrounding gender and gender based violence. For example, right at the beginning, Blank Noise questioned why we use the words “eve teasing” for sexual harassment. Why use a jocular, euphemistic phrase for something that shouldn’t be treated in jest at all? Equally, contesting and reshaping practices and beliefs and attitudes existing in our homes, families, neighbourhoods, the places we spend time in – because everything around us systematises the highly rigid structuring of gender roles that instigates sexual violence – are ‘Action Hero’ worthy acts for me.