International Women's Day
We women of Indore took out a rally in defense of women's rights and security and submitted a memorandum to the Government through the Commissioner. The focal point of the memorandum was the demand for security for women in the light of the increasing instances of gang rapes against women. The memorandum was written and then given to a professional typist to type out and print. This typist who is a male did not write the word rapist and instead watered down our memorandum. We then had to rewrite the memorandum with a pen to restore its militant demand for the hanging of rapists. This incident brings to the fore how deeprooted patriarchy is in society and the long way to go before gender justice can be ensured.