In the latest video uploaded by the spoken word poem platform Unerase Poetry, Priya Malik, the Bigg Boss Season 9 contestant has recited a soul-stirring poem which is all about destroying our society’s obsession with shaming a woman for her sexuality.
The spoken word slam poem “#RightToPleasure” aims at destroying societal notions related to a woman’s sexuality. In our society discussing a woman’s sexuality is still seen as a taboo.Priya starts the poem by reminding the men about consent and permission which people often tend to forget in our society. She beautifully argues about how people think grabbing, touching and molesting women is their right despite it being her body. But, the same hypocrites try to shame her for exploring her own body and something as trivial as masturbation
She tells about how a woman’s body should not be seen as a temple or a holy place, an argument which is often provided by the society while shaming a woman for sexuality. Instead, she terms it as a graveyard of societal norms and conventions.
Priya talks about the female genital mutilation which is still performed in many parts of the world as a way to control women’s sexuality, in which parts of the female genitalia, especially the clitoris, vulva and labia are removed. It is thought to ensure virginity before marriage and fidelity afterward, and to increase male sexual pleasure.
Watch the poem curated by Simar Singh, recited by Priya Malik and uploaded by Unerase poetry here :