Indian women are constantly told that rape is avoidable, as long as they don’t dress, talk or walk a certain way. These messages are brilliantly satirized by the sketch comedy group All India Bakchod in their latest video. Titled “It’s Your Fault” the sketch stars Kalki Koechlin (best known for her role in Dev D) and Juhi Pande as two Bollywood-type actresses who cheerfully detail all of the ways women can avoid being raped. Watch the video above to see what happens as the actresses follow their own advice.
As the video’s YouTube description simply states:
“Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is our response to those remarks.”
Unsurprisingly, the video started quite a conversation on Twitter, with the hashtag #itsyourfault quickly emerging. We’ve compiled a sampling of the Twitter conversation below.
— Arjun (@arjunkanungo) September 21, 2013
— India Abroad News (@Desi_News) September 22, 2013
— Akanksha Bhatia (@Ariel_inLove) September 21, 2013
Both funny and tragic how some people didn’t get the dark sarcasm in the #ItsYourFault video. *sigh* India.
— Göddess V. (@vforvelvetta) September 22, 2013
For all you dumbasses out there,the campaign's called #ItsYourFault cos the indian justice system rules in favor of attacker 99% of the time
— Pineapple Forest (@NotShawnBasheer) September 22, 2013
— Prasanna Kundu (@IMPrash13) September 21, 2013