When victims brush off harassment as “shit happens”, we normalise the predator’s behaviour.
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ONE I was 11. The school bus was nowhere to be seen and we were fretting about getting to school on time. Ma had to get to her school too and taking me to mine meant she would be late. It was 28 years...
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Every time my husband acts difficult, I show him my carefully curated list of enthusiastic lovers from Nicaragua, Kyrgyzstan, Burkina Faso and New York, serenading me with bad grammar and dishonourable intentions. "See, how many amazing options I have!" I scream at the husband.
Last February, at the global level, embarrassment and discomfort drove Pachauri to step down as chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It was simply unacceptable for him to remain in his position. Why is it different within India? What will it take for the governing council of TERI to show him the door?
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This article is from Open Magazine. By Lhendup G Bhutia A few days after a Facebook post by a female Delhi college student, Jasleen Kaur, accusing a young man, Saravjeet Singh, of making obscene rema...
The questions kept coming like bullets. With each passing minute, what seemed like an eternity, it was getting harder and harder to stand there with his lewd gaze and highly judgmental tone, answering questions which as the time went on became more and more personal, intrusive and inappropriate.
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The new bride was left unprotected; with the rest of the family hustled into a corner of the house, the four intruders took hold of her by her flailing limbs and made their way to the fields behind the house.
In a country that thrives on power, position and money, it is impossible for those who have none of these to stand up against those who have all of the above, and more.