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It was so real, you could feel it. It was apparent in the disdainful stares my friends received when they wore short pants or a low neckline blouse. It was there, like an abstract norm- not be seen, but definitely felt. I grew up meeting these set standards and living up to the status quo of my home and the society I found myself in. Eventually, I subconsciously mutated into a judgmental person.
A Canadian police officer's remark in January that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized" spawned a series of protests, known as "Slut Walks," first in Toronto, then in other cities, and now slated to come to the Indian capital in July. But Indian women seem to be divided about the wisdom of calling oneself a "slut," or of dressing skimpily in public—which is generally frowned upon here—as a form of protest. Sonya Barnett, organizer of the April protest in Toronto, said it was important to draw attention to "shame the victim" attitudes, according to a CBC News report on the walk. These include highlighting the way a rape victim is dressed or her relationships.
Mama was a strong woman. I remember tracing my fingers over her scars; marks from burns and cuts in both the kitchen and life. My eyes followed the trail of scars to her face, I met her eyes staring right back. In I left Pleamu, where I was born and raised; I graduated from the community high school and moved to Monrovia.