The Consent Conundrum
India's Me Too movement gave a voice to not just decades of assault faced by men and women alike, but also the systems of oppression that did not allow them to share their stories for years. For all our progress as a society, a strong sense of victim blaming still prevails in India. Questions like 'What were you wearing?' keep scores of survivors from seeking justice, and transfer blame to the victim instead of the perpetrator.
I created a dress from hundreds of printed tweets from the Indian Me Too movement- stories that were weeks, months, sometimes years old, and were shared with the world because of an unequivocal statement that assault is never the victim's fault. It doesn't matter what they wore, how late they stayed out, or how much they'd had to drink.