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 |  PARIS DIARY  |  5-minute read
Boys will be boys, Serotonin, Sexual harassment, Boislockerroom

Bois Locker Room: Ruining the joy of being desired

We all need to do a better job with our boys, or else stop calling them our boys and ensure that they are cast aside to rot alone.


 |  5-minute read
Justice patnaik committee, Sexual harassment, Supreme Court of India, Cji ranjan gogoi

Justice Gogoi case: Why Supreme Court staffer's reinstatement needs more clarity

What was the sexual harassment case against Justice Gogoi all about? Some questions need to be answered in order to uphold the credibility of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the people.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Sexual harassment, #MeToo, Masnplaining, Patriarchy

Something finally changed: Why I too believe in the 'best in men', like Gillette

You can be six feet tall, eat fries and chocolates like fast food is going out of fashion, think the new girl in class is super pretty. You still know how not to feel gender-superior.


 |  3-minute read
Victim-blaming, Women Empowerment, Sexual harassment, Rani Mukerji

Is Rani Mukerji echoing a 'modern' approach to victim-blaming?

If you're teaching women, and not men, how to behave, you are basically defending the status quo.


 |  3-minute read
Sexual harassment, Women's safety, Masturbation, Flashing

Delhi woman beating up man flashing at her is encouraging, but the crowd’s response is gut-wrenching

Not only was she unaided, people even told the woman to let go of the man, whom she held on to, alone, till the police came.


 |  3-minute read
Rape, Sexual harassment, Sexual assault, Metoo movement

#MeToo has lent voice to working women but what about young girls facing abuse in homes

If a child, who doesn't even know the difference between good touch and bad touch, is harassed, would she be able stand up against her abuser?


 |  4-minute read
Sexual harassment, Vishaka guidelines, Sexual exploitation in workplaces, Metoo india

#MeToo movement: Men seem to think alcohol is both excuse and apology. Well, it’s neither

The movement now needs to move on to the next logical step — where the allegations go through the due process and we see some punishments.


 |  4-minute read
Sexual harassment at workplace, Sexual predators, Sexual harassment, Me too movement

Why the #Metoo movement needs a credible legal framework

We need an investigation mechanism where experience and memory are admissible as evidence.


 |  3-minute read
Nana Patekar, Tanushree dutta, Sexual harassment, #MeToo

Why Bollywood artistes' association setting up a committee to address #MeToo cases now is unimpressive

Getting Swara Bhaskar in a committe may help CINTAA gain prominence. But this won't cure Bollywood's age-old ailments.


 |  6-minute read
Sexual harassment, MJ Akbar, Timesup, #MeToo

A former UPA minister tried to kiss me on the mouth each time we met

Today, MJ Akbar is in the eye of a harassment storm. But UPA ministers got away with the same. A survivor's personal account.