Women in our society are often considered as inferiors. And while the years old scepticism still hails in India (as the female community is the one who's surrounded by lewd remarks and cuss words), the special photoshoot titled- The Witch Hunt by photographer Victoria Krundysheva, has taken a stand for females, for all the right reasons claiming that we're more than the swearing words. The words that starts with B and ends with shaming our character and our existence (mother and sister abuses). In a facebook post, the photographer starts by saying, "We all know we live in a world full of evil. And how can we, righteous souls protect ourselves from the biggest of them – women with opinion, or as we like to call them – witches." Read on to know more...
They voice their opinion out loud…like women can have one… Once you
spotted a witch, make sure you take immediate action – scream as loud as
you can, call them names, let everybody know who they are. Don’t mind
throwing not just words, but stones, threaten them and cut them off any
support. Ganging up on one of them is the best success strategy.”
This is a little manual I have written, based on Medieval times favorite
campaign – The Witch Hunt – when progressive, opinionated women, often
fighting for their rights were attributed special powers, labelled as
witches and burned on the stake, stoned to death or drowned in the
water. Times have gone by, but this ages old practice is as alive as
ever. We still suppress, label, bring down and “stone” such women…only
now we call them “βitches”. Have you ever been called a βitch? I
have. When standing up for myself, straightforward and unafraid. When
making my way and being boss. When being my own person and living by my
own rules. A lot of women face double standards when it comes to
assertive behaviour and independence. Those qualities men are rewarded
for, women are frowned upon for. It’s time to call out all those who
call you “βitch” for not following their idea of what a woman is, for
being strong, outspoken, ambitious and independent.
I am launching a campaign #CallMeβitch to connect all strong women out there.
Support me and speak out against patriarchy, double standards and discrimination.
Share your stories on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter – I will
feature the best and let us say to everyone that we are not afraid to
have an opinion and live by our rules. #CallMeβitch