My favorite new person: Gangubai Kothewali,
February 2, 2017 § Leave a comment
It’s hard to choose highlights, but I particularly like this one honoring Gangubai Kothewali, a mafia queen and brothel madam who fiercely advocated for sex worker rights.
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Day 9 of #BadBeti's is The Matriarch of Kamathipura- #GangubaiKothewali. 🙏🏽👄🙏🏽She was a #MafiaQueen and brothel madam in Mumbai's red light district. 👠❣️👠She was a strong advocate for keeping her girls safe and rallied for rights and better treatment for prostitutes. 👊🏽🖕🏽👊🏽As a survivor of trafficking rape, she's a bad bad bad beti that didn't let elitism, classism and the patriarchy get in her way. 👸🏽❤️👸🏽This is relevant now, with a lot of women's marches and "feminism" that doesnt intersect with sex workers- BULLSHIT. 🌹💩🌹She has a particularly important speech in Azad Maidan where she spoke about how a part of Mumbai's safety for women is because of the large number of prostitutes, the few handful of women that cater to the physical aggressions of men so they don't bring it home. 🚺💜🚺Go on YouTube and listen to the audio book #MafiaQueensOfMumbai to learn more! Photo and styling @duangchaiswani