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This Student Gave A Powerful Speech About The Harassment And Sexism Women Face Everyday

"The first boy who held my hand told me boys don't want to hear about vaginas bleeding. Vaginas are only meant to be fucked."

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She recently gave a powerful spoken word performance titled "A Brown Girl's Guide To Gender," which has been widely viewed and shared on Facebook this week.

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Johar gave her performance at an UnErase Poetry event in March for Women's Day. UnErase Poetry is a group that promotes and produces Hindi and English spoken word poetry.

Johar said it came about after bonding with her friends over their experiences with assault and harassment and following the Nirbhaya rape case and the story of Laxmi, an acid attack victim.

She said that while a few men felt her poem was exaggerated, other men have reached out to ask how they could help and that it was cool to see other people defending her.

"There was never a comment thread where I had to justify myself, because other people were doing it for me," she added.

Kassy Cho is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Kassy Cho at kassy.cho@buzzfeed.com.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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