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Questions worth answering!
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:44:47 AM »
“What if a sex-worker’s daughter got into a better university than your daughter?”

Watch this powerful talk by activist Robin Chaurasiya, who left home at 16 to join the US Air Force, only to be kicked out for being a lesbian. She campaigned against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. After returning to India, she started NGO Kranti in Mumbai to empower girls from red-light areas.
In this riveting talk, she asks a profound question,

“What if the daughter of a sex-worker earns better opportunities, a better salary and a better life than your own daughter?”.

Watch this thought provoking talk straight from her heart.

[youtube][/youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbviujSGhTw
Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University.

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Re: Questions worth answering!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 12:01:02 PM »
PS- The Youtube link is valid, it perfectly works for me :)
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Department of English.
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Daffodil International University.

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Re: Questions worth answering!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 03:39:47 PM »
I personally would not have any problem with this! The daughter of a sex-worker... do we have to label the individual that way? In our country this might be an issue but in Europe, this is a trifling matter.
Tahsina Yasmin
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Department of English, DIU

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Re: Questions worth answering!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 11:25:07 PM »
Apu, the 'label' is a satire here which previously we used to apply to subjugate them, they are now using it as a deconstructive tool to undo the action (if you watch the video). Do you remember the Fagazine 'Roopbaan'? When asked why you are using the word 'fagazine' where 'fag' is a slang? they replied something like that, "...we are making fun of the word that has been used to make fun of us!"
Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University.

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Re: Questions worth answering!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 05:46:39 PM »
“What if the daughter of a sex-worker earns better opportunities, a better salary and a better life than your own daughter?”.

Well, To me: Why should a sex-worker's daughter be a sex-worker or something to look down to? Did I become an Engineer following the footstep of my Father? I didn't. Then why should they? I am ready for equality.

There was an episode in Crime Petrol last year on this issue. I still remember the very dramatization of what happened to the girl int he red light area in Mumbai, how she fought & won the best. She deserves it & I really wish best of everything for these marginalized people.

Thanks for sharing.
Rabeya Binte Habib
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Daffodil Int. University

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Re: Questions worth answering!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 02:06:22 PM »
thank you Rabeya for adding another perspective, I highly appreciate.
Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University.