Watch: Kalki Koechlin’s Monologue on Media Representation of Sexual Violence

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We recently conducted a campaign on media representation of gender-based violence, where we analysed how mainstream news media and popular media represents gender-based sexual violence. The subject focus of the campaign were women, queer community and religious minorities. The campaign analysed sexual violence at the intersection of caste, class, disability, sexuality, technology among others.

We are happy to know that popular media has picked up this issue and are raising awareness on media coverage of sexual violence. In this regard, Kalki Koechlin performs a self-written monologue titled ‘The Printing Machine‘: a rhythmic and scathing satire against daily broadsheets, magazines, social media and textbooks.

This powerful piece with its rising crescendo reveals the hollow and robotic production and consumption of news by a generation blinded by its vulgar hunger for juicy headlines. With women’s empowerment at the core, she alludes to events that shook the nation, and also to those that were equally gruesome but got replaced by beauty advertisements and our apathy“, says the Blush team

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