There is a serious need for Facebook to re-evaluate their Community Standards, or, at least view them from a case-by-case basis.
Sexual harassment faced by MSMs cannot be understood on the same terms as heterosexual cases of harassment.
Amongst various perspectives of the offence of rape, one enduring and internalized perception is that it is worse than death. A woman would rather die than be raped, or her life post-rape is worse than or equivalent to death.
Besides the binary of perpetrator and victim, when onlookers also enable domestic violence, it takes on the dangerous path from one-off incident to a violent culture.
The pros and cons of availing of anonymous platforms such as Sarahah – a source of immense violence can also be the very platform of solace.
A Delhi-based Youtube "prankster" who goes by the name of 'Crazy Sumit' decided to gain his moments of internet fame by filming a video featuring him running up to unsuspecting women on the street, kissing them, and running away. His plan worked, and the video did go viral on social media.
Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
While more and more women are reclaiming online spaces by using digital platforms to express their opinions and raise their voices, they live in constant fear of what it might mean for their offline lives. This, however, does not mean that the most ideal thing to do is to shut off and disconnect. The onus is on each one of us to make spaces safer for each other; more so on the privileged to call out their peers and ensure a safe and secure internet for all.
Thirty young Muslim women spoke about their divorce at a conference - most of them with the desire to return to their abusive marriages.
While many dismiss instances of boys "teasing" girls as a symptom of puberty, I call them the beginning of normalized sexual harassment.