Hidden stories behind a ‘viral anti-rape’ photo...

Dhaka, Thursday   22 October 2020

Hidden stories behind a ‘viral anti-rape’ photo

 SAU Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:33 PM, 10 October 2020  

Farzana Maryam Meem, the photographer of the viral photo; Photo: Collected

Farzana Maryam Meem, the photographer of the viral photo; Photo: Collected

Rape incidents are being heard almost every day in the country. Many people make controversial and offensive comments while searching for the cause. Most of the people in the country are vocal against the rape incidents and these offensive remarks – which can be seen on Facebook. 

People from different parts of the country have started a ‘Blackout’ movement to protest against the oppression of women. Facebook profile picture has been changed to black. 

Besides, a symbolic photo of rape has also gone viral. As can be seen in the picture – a girl has been grabbed by the face, the marks of the wound are also clear as a reflection of torture.

The photo has been shared through various social media. But many do not know who took this photo or the model of the photo is also unknown to many!

The photo was first uploaded to the SAU’s Photographic Society’s Facebook group; Photo: Collected

It is learned that the photo was taken by Farzana Maryam Meem, a student of the Faculty of Agriculture at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU). And her younger sister Farzana Jeem was the model.

“The photo was taken on May 14, then uploaded to the SAU’s Photographic Society’s Facebook group on May 28,” said Farzana Maryam Meem, adding, “The more people in the country are vocal about rape, the more viral the photo becomes through social media.”  

Recently a girl named Manisha sketched the picture and shared it through social media and the photo quickly went viral. However, the name of the real artist of the photo went hidden. The photo has also been postering in various anti-rape programs.

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