We do have a mechanism which combats sexual harassment at workplace without being constrained by physical obstacles due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
It was horrific but also slightly fascinating to be thrust quite so suddenly into the world of gendered trolling, and to observe just how much of the trolling was focused on my gender, on sexism, on casual abuses that centered on my character as a woman.
Trauma works in insidious ways. It can be a direct effect of calculated machinations centered on inflicting violence on a body with intentions to cause hurt.
Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
Tracing the intersections of caste and patriarchy allows us to see the case of the Bois Locker Room in a different light. It allows us to place the boy’s individual actions as a part of a larger Brahminical society.
Our clothes translate our class, religion, caste and gender to those around and these distinct signs form their biases against or for us.
Fictional narratives and memoirs reconstructed through oral histories documented experiences of women as victims of state and police torture.
It is not simply particular individuals who are locker room bois; when parents protect predatory relatives while punishing sexual curiosity in children, they are the locker room.
Sharjeel Imam, a vivid scholar from premier Jawaharlal Nehru University and an early activist and participant in the Shaheen Bagh protest has been in jail for more than 90 days now.
The perpetrators more often than not openly admit to or confess honour killing crimes with or without fear of the law and with a certain provincial, primitive “pride” in their action.