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Video: Bengaluru's women skaters are fighting back against patriarchy

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 15, 2017, 8:26 pm IST
Updated Feb 15, 2017, 8:26 pm IST
The video features a saree clad woman on a skateboard gliding through the streets with a woman wearing a denim jacket and a little girl.
Women shattering boundaries (Photo: YouTube)
 Women shattering boundaries (Photo: YouTube)

Bengaluru: Several initiatives for breaking stereotypes and women reclaiming their place in spaces, professions and activities dominated by men in the society, have collectively been taking forward the cause of women’s empowerment. Girls in Madhya Pradesh, Afghanistan and Cambodia among other places are shattering boundaries by owning a male dominated sport of skating.

Bengaluru’s year begin with a shocking incident involving mass molestation of women, and now girls from Bengaluru are fighting back against those telling them to stay away from the streets by hitting the tracks on skateboards.

 

A video going viral features a woman in a saree and donning a nose ring gliding away on a skateboard as men can’t stop staring, she is followed by another girl in a denim jacket and black cap along with a little girl, as the song with lyrics “I would not hold you back.” Plays.

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