Why Pass the Mic?

Pass the Mic is a safe and inclusive space created by Why Indian Men Rape to engage in virtual dialogue about the discrimination, violence and lives experienced by the genders, communities and people that bear the brunt of patriarchy.

We broadcast personal stories of survival; launch real-time public campaigns to fight discriminatory practices in society and policies; and profile allies who stand with us against sexual violence. We unite as an empowered community that is unwilling to stay silent about things that matter. Together, we fight the fierce fight.

Your stage. Your stories. Your voice. Your views. Your words.

—Tara* & Priyanka
August 2017

To show your support for what we do, please CONTRIBUTE and/or PRE-ORDER the books here.

survivor stories

Survivor Stories is for survivors at various stages of healing.

For those at one end of the spectrum, still grappling and guilt and self-blame (don’t!)—here’s a reminder that you are not a statistic (because, #YesAllWomen!) and you are not alone. (PS: The Why Indian Men Rape team is here if you just want to Talk To Us in private, okay?)

There is no one formula, route or time frame to healing. Meet those able and willing to talk about their experiences (because the blame-shame is not theirs to bear); who are ‘accidental activists’ by just being their wonderful, empowered selves. Also be inspired by individuals at the other end of the spectrum, who have galvanised their personal experiences of violence into action, art and activism, affecting a grander societal transformation.

These are real stories, served with a generous dose of TLC.

Talk To Us. Tell us your story or help bring the stories of disempowered survivors to a community that cares. We promise to keep every word 100% private and confidential, unless you explicitly wish to share your story with the world. You can also reach us at contact@whyindianmenrape.com.

 

United Against Sexual Violence

At United Against Sexual Violence, we introduce you to those who are allied against gender-based violence, in big and small ways.

You don’t need to have encountered or experienced it to stand with its victims and against the patriarchy that perpetuates it. Feminism, like all movements fighting systemic, structural oppression, needs allies who use their privileged positions to help create a fair, free world.

Hear our superstars—whose empathy for the cause leads them to actively champion and work against gender violence—share their understanding of allyship. Meet some not-so-ordinary individuals who have stood up to the patriarchy, one small act at a time.

Because we need better heroes.

Know an ally working actively to make a difference? Witness to a heroic act that deserves recognition? Send us a lead at contact@whyindianmenrape.com.

 

ACTivism

With our online+offline ACTivism campaigns, we strive to make real gender-positive changes in the immediate world around us.

Patriarchy is all-pervasive, and marginalised genders, communities and people face overt discrimination as well as microaggessions. With your help, we seek out these injustices, investigate their causes and pave the path to getting them fixed, catalysing vital societal change. As a strong community, we use our passion, privilege and platform to fight issues relevant to our stand against sexual violence and our broader feminist agenda.

Because, sometimes all it needs is a little push to make the world we dream of a reality. Join and follow our campaigns. Get in on the action. Be the change. Be a changemaker.

Want to contribute to one of our ongoing campaigns? Want to do more? Reach out at contact@whyindianmenrape.com.