‘Female Blackout’ protest against rape on Facebook...

Dhaka, Thursday   03 December 2020

‘Female Blackout’ protest against rape on Facebook

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:50 PM, 6 October 2020   Updated: 03:52 PM, 6 October 2020



The society is now like a sky covered with black clouds for women. Torture, rape, and barbarism against women are a very common thing in our country nowadays. Every day we are used to getting one or more rape news. Children to teenagers, young women to elderly women - nobody can be said safe in this country.

Brutal-atrocities are on the rise everywhere in cities or villages. Incidents like Sylhet, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, and Gopalganj are the example of ‘the barbarism of the Middle Ages’.

The whole country is now crying for women who have lost their dignity. Now people want to be free from such atrocities. Here, the language of protest against rape also changes. Such a protest titled #FemaleBlackout against the present condition of the country went viral through social media. People chose the mourning symbol ‘black’ to stand next to the abused women.

Many have been protesting the rape using the black symbol on social media since Monday. Within a day, the symbol of the protest went viral. Many social media users hang the symbol of the protest on their cover or profile picture of Facebook.

Photo: Facebook

The recent barbaric incidents have cast a dark shadow over the normal life and society of the people. Women are now frightened to go outside of their house. Meanwhile, they are not safe in their respective house as well.

In the developed and modern world of the twenty-first century, the darkness of brutality seems to have overcast women. That is why millions of Facebook users in the country covered their profile in black shadow.

In such a situation, experts suggest that girls should be trained in such a way that they can protect themselves.