Recently we stumbled over a beautiful viral thread of how a father, Haresh Chaturvedi, stood by his daughter, Shruti Chaturvedi. And how he refused to be blackmailed over some morphed pictures. This viral thread is a great reminder of how when women shine brighter when they are supported by a feminist father.
In this viral thread, Shruti Chaturvedi shared how her own cousin morphed her photographs and attempted to blackmail her parents. But, the way her father reacted and supported her during that tough phase shows why we need more feminist dads.
Here’s the viral thread:
Thread: A personal episode from the past that I feel is very relevant to be shared today, especially for parents of young girls.
I was 18, when my first cousin morphed my face with that of a male school friend in extremely compromising position.
Very believable for anyone without knowledge of tech.
I was devastated. This was a brother I looked upto. This was the brother I had given my laptop to so he could apply for jobs. And on the same laptop, he made those photographs of me, his younger sister.
Why did he do that? He was kicked out of his house by his family after he married a girl w/o their consent. He was homeless, so my parents let him stay with us till my his family cools down & accepts them back. After 6 months, he felt threatened he’d be asked to leave our place.
So one day, he confronts my parents, infront of me, with those pictures and shows those photographs, with clear terms – pay him & his wife a fixed amount every month, let them stay at our home or he would leak those pictures everywhere.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of this inspiring father. He showed us how we have to stand by our daughters rather than turning them into victims of our patriarchal society! Hope more people will seek inspiration from him.