Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anoushka Shankar’s brave confession: Moeed Pirzada’s coward rejoinder

While lending support to the One Billion Rising in India---a women rights mobilisation in reaction to the Delhi Gang Rape---, in this video-message Ms Shankar courageously admits that she as a child was sexually abused.  ‘As child, I suffered sexual and emotional abuse for several years at the hands of a man my parents trusted implicitly,’ she says. ‘Growing up like most women I know I suffered various forms of groping, touching, verbal abuse and other things like I didn’t know how to deal with, I didn’t know I could change’, she adds. Reacting to Ms. Shankar’s message, Moeed Pirzada, a noted Pakistani TV anchor, posted the comment below on his Facebook...

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