Recall a proverb, saying, or folklore that told you, "she asked for it? "
We have heard it. It is in our daily lived environment. It may pop up in your memory after you go through this list. Recall it. Write it. Send it.
Lets examine and make visible, the many micro messages, we receive that have, for too long, warned, shamed, controlled women's autonomy and freedom. I Never Ask For It.
"It is like a dog waiting for a coconut to fall on it's head."
"Mongan iruna nayinte thalayil thenga veenathu pole"
Ladki agar santo key beech par jayegi to santo toh bharka gain na? (Hindi)
"A girl can provoke the saints too."
Pennorumbettaal Brahmanum (Malayalam)
"If a women wishes so, even Brahma cannot escape her advances." - Contributor Suman
Ila chennu mullil veenaalum mullu vannu ilayil veenalum kedu ilakkaanu (Malayalam)
If the leaf falls on the thorns or the thorn falls on a leaf, whatever may be, it is the leaf that gets torn off." - Contributor Suman
Agar meethu sammey paduy che to makhi chokase avse (Gujarati)
"If something sweet is placed in front, then flies will be there" - Contributor Darshana Panchal
(Contributions dated 2009 - 2017)
Taking on patriarchy, one statement, proverb, at a time.
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Juttu vippokoni gattiga navvey aada daani, yennadu nammoddhu!(Telegu)
Never trust a woman who laughs loudly with her hair open.