Staring can make people extremely uncomfortable. It’s incredibly violating and often leads to the awkward dupatta adjustment. It’s also difficult to report because it can never be proven. But staring, like street harassment, is also a form of sexual harassment.
To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
The gendering of food happens because the media encourages the assumption that women are supposed to be intuitively good at cooking, and moreover they have to do it to primarily serve others.