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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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A history of callous remarks.
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"For a moment, I contemplated lying
and saying that I tried to attack them with my umbrella.
But the truth is, I did nothing.
Not because I didn't want to, but because I had no other choice. "
An environment of fear already exists, but only for women. The imbalance and fear psychosis are so severe that vast swathes of our public spaces are out of bounds for women. If men begin to experience unpleasant consequences for their misogyny, they are likely to adopt self-restraint.
Eight persons have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 71-year-old nun in the Nadia district of West Bengal, according reports. The elderly nun was assaulted when a band of robbers raided a...