I am an education professional who has experience working in NGOs and schools involved in the task of improving school education and ensuring social equity in the academic sector, presently teaching as teacher educator in college. I am a graduate in social sciences, with an interest in teaching students at the secondary school level. My latest research interest is looking at the intersection of gender and caste in schools and on education overall.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
On the 23rd of July 2016, an undergraduate student of Jadavpur University, Ekalavya Chaudhuri, was exposed via Facebook for sexual harassment of over a dozen women, some of them minors, over a three-year period, via texts, online messages and molestation.