Two girls from Mumbai – Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi who call themselves ‘BomBaebs‘ have been going viral on the internet with their hard-hitting message on sexual violence in India in their three minute rap. “I’ll wear what I want even if it’s mini; it’s only a dress, don’t for a second think it’s a yes”, sing Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain.
In the past week a 71-year-old nun was gang raped in Nadia near Kolkata, prompting Awasthi and Jain to record and perform their #RapAgainstRape, a dextrous lyrical performance in English and Hindi. In the song, the two women ask men to “grow some balls and ban criminals in parliament.” The issue of women’s rights and objectification of women is dominating conversation in India as MPs like Sharad Yadav gloat on the ‘bodies of South Indian women’ and minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has a hearty laugh on it.
Here is the link to BomBaebs ‘Rap against Rape’ video: