46 People Told Us Why They Want, Need, And Deserve A More Feminist India

“Because for a billion voices to be heard, half of them can’t be gagged.”

BuzzFeed asked people around the country why India needs feminism.

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Pictured above: Actress Kalki Koechlin.

Here are a few of the responses we received:

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Pictured above: Malini Agarwal, founder of MissMalini.

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Pictured above: Artist Jas Charanjiva wearing a tshirt featuring her piece “Don’t Mess With Me.”

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Pictured above: Singer and Bollywood actress Monica Dogra.

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Pictured above: Actor, writer, and director Rajat Kapoor.

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Pictured above: Comedian Rohan Joshi.

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Pictured above: Model and former Miss India, Kanishtha Dhankar.

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Update — 11:45 a.m. ET:

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Editor’s Note: The above photo initially removed following complaints by some readers. After further consideration, BuzzFeed decided to restore the image.

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