Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has tweeted her opinion on the frivolous use of the word ‘rape’ and how it harms the discourse around sexual assault. Pooja believes that so as to not take away from the horrors of the act, the term should not be used in contexts that are not about sexual assault.
“The term ‘rape/raped’ used loosely as description & in context to acts that are not related to sexual assault must stop.
It deflects from the horror of all that rape signifies-physically, emotionally and mentally,” she wrote. Pooja has regularly been tweeting about the Hathras gang-rape and murder, calling for justice for Dalit lives and women’s security.
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