Stories: 16DOA 2014

Stories: 16DOA 2014

In this section, find survivor stories of Sexual Harassment as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign 2014 by Feminism in India

I’m Safe Till My Luck Runs Out [Poem]

A poem on how a woman's safety in public spaces and otherwise depends on her luck.

Freedom At Midnight [Poem]

A poem on how freedom at midnight is still only restricted to men.

My Story, Your Story, Everyday Story Of Sexual Harassment

What I wish would go away is the discomfort in the faces around me when I begin talking of sexual harassment faced by women everyday.

Why You And I Need To Talk About Sex Right Now

We need to talk about sex and child sexual abuse and discuss with our children what they feel is wrong, right, confusing, harassing, or even pleasurable.

A Tip Of The Iceberg: My Experiences Of Street Harassment During School Days

It is not eve-teasing or boys just being boys or natural to admire someone, it is street harassment.

My Sister-in-law’s Husband Harassed And Blackmailed Me

In our society, it’s not always strangers who harass or molest women-- women are not safe from family members, too

On Roadside Abuse And Street Harassment: Because They Can

Dear road starers, screamers, cat-calling maniacs, roadside abuse Romeos of India – keep your eyes, arms and bodies where they belong.
asra burqa

My Burqa Didn’t Stop Them From Sexually Violating Me

Do people still think that sexual harassment cannot happen when a woman covers herself in a burqa?

My Experience of Sexual Harassment At The Workplace

Is sexual harassment at the workplace only restricted to touching and groping?

Torn Pages From My Harassment Diary

These acts of harassment don’t make you strong. You are weak. So weak. Because, you are scared of a woman’s sexuality.

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Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.