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In this section, find powerful first-person survivor stories and personal narratives of rape, abuse, harassment, assault and other forms of sexual violence by Feminism in India.

sexual harassment

My First Experience Of Sexual Harassment In A Public Place

Most of all it is important to raise a voice against sexual harassment and misbehavior in modes of public transport by defending yourself in vigilance.
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?
cyber rape

I Said Yes But I Was Raped: Cyber Rape And Consent

I’m not here to give a solution to that problem. But I’ve been waiting for a long time, scared of telling anyone what I went through, for the fear of being judged, for the fear of my trauma being invalidated. For the fear of me again being denied my voice, like that night when I felt compelled to say “yes” because I couldn’t say “no.” I’m here to reclaim my voice as a survivor of cyber-rape.
Child Sexual Abuse

The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

It is difficult to come out as a survivor of sexual abuse in a society where blaming the victim is the norm. In this light, child sexual abuse is an issue which is usually not paid much attention to.
Public Spaces

Women in Public Spaces: Do Public Spaces Only Belong To Men?

Let's recognise the disparity between men and women's experiences of public spaces and work on dismantling that. A woman has the right to occupy public spaces without fearing for her safety, no matter the time of the day or her choice of clothing. Eleven-year-old dreamers have the right to dawdle on their way to school, watching for cracks in the pavements without a care in the world.
I Was Molested In The Delhi Metro And I Was Scared To Speak Up!

I Was Molested In The Delhi Metro And I Was Scared To Speak Up!

#16Days Of Activism Against Sexual Harassment: I need feminism because I was once molested in the Delhi metro and I was scared to speak up.
How I Suffered Sexual Harassment At Workplace And What I Now Know About It

How I Suffered Sexual Harassment At Workplace And What I Now Know About It

When I realized how humiliating it was for me to actually do a dance and get the job, to leave my hair open to show that I am still interested in the job; I also realized the uncertainty of the very moment in which I agreed to do it. It only becomes more difficult to comprehend because in the larger framework of work ethics and modern day cultures, this kind of harassment is still difficult to name.
Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

I wish many women in the disability sector would open up and talk about the sexual harassment they faced and all disability groups constitute their own sexual harassment committees.
It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.
Stalking: Know It Name It Stop It

A Chronicle Of An Imprisonment Foretold: Stalking And Harassment In IIT Madras

You know the trope of the helpless victim of stalking and harassment? I didn’t fit the bill. At every point, I knew what was happening.

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HCU Students Strike Back: Our Velivada Shall Stand To Challenge Your Brahmanism

HCU Students Strike Back: Our Velivada Shall Stand To Challenge Your Brahmanism

On 6th January 2019, Mr.Podile Apparao, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad destroyed the portraits of the highly respected and esteemed leaders for Dalits of this country displayed around Velivada.
The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar's 'Brew-mance'

The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar’s ‘Brew-mance’

The 12th episode of Koffee with Karan shows how toxic masculinity, privileged talk, misogyny, sexism, and ignorance is highly normalised in India and Hardik Pandya has become the epitome of it.
Decoding Rahul Gandhi's Recent Sexist Remarks And Its Backlash

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s Recent Sexist Remarks And Its Backlash

Congress President Rahul Gandhi makes misogynist comments, Prime Minister Modi gives a strong reply whereas his allies refute with patriarchal sexism on Twitter.