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September 20, 2013

India's 'blame the victim' satire goes viral

Bollywood actresses use comedy to skewer those who blame women for rape.

AIB365: It's Your Fault - All India Bakchod

Are women responsible for protecting themselves from rape? Bollywood actresses are using sarcasm to decimate common arguments that critics say "blame the victim" for sexual assault. 

Comedy group All India Bakchod's "It's Your Fault" video shows women sarcastically blaming themselves for what they wear, working late into the night, and not fighting back. The video shows women increasingly bruised and bloodied as they repeat the phrase, "Women, it's your fault".
The video added fuel to India's ongoing debate on tackling rape, as well as raised questions about whether sarcasm was the best vehicle for the discussion.