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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝShe was a #MafiaQueen and brothel madam in Mumbai's red light district. ๐Ÿ‘ โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ She was a strong advocate for keeping her girls safe and rallied for rights and better treatment for prostitutes. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸฝAs 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. ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐ŸฝThis is relevant now, with a lot of women's marches and "feminism" that doesnt intersect with sex workers- BULLSHIT. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒนShe 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. ๐Ÿšบ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸšบGo on YouTube and listen to the audio book #MafiaQueensOfMumbai to learn more! Photo and styling @duangchaiswani

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