To resist rape, we place great emphasis on ‘consent’. While this is absolutely critical reclaiming women’s sexual agency, we need more than that.
For people in Bangladesh, particularly for the wellbeing of women and children, accumulation of unchecked power and approval of hegemonic masculinity must be stopped right now.
A couple of questions, in such a situation, naturally come up — why do states continue committing this crime against humanity? And does this dirty method of enforced disappearances, now rising as a global phenomenon having a legacy in the colonial past, mean that we will have to tolerate or turn a blind eye to the issue?