Indian men masturbating in public not new. More women speak up

These stories will leave you disgusted.

 |  1-minute read |   19-08-2015
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How many tweets will it take for all the perverts to be exposed?

As an undergraduate, I attended a girls college in south Mumbai. The bus stop closest to our college was obviously a breeding ground for perverts. It was by no means unusual to find men waiting to whip out their penis at the sight of a student. Several similar but far more horrifying stories of girls as young as seven and eight being flashed at or masturbated at poured in on Twitter when comedian Aditi Mittal initiated a Twitter conversation through her hashtag #MyFirstPublicIndecency a few days ago. It’s clear that these bus stop masturbators and creepy cab drivers are not a particularly rare phenomenon, not even in the supposedly safe city of Mumbai. The outpourings that followed Mittal’s hashtag may have reached the mainstream media, but it took expat Maryanna Abdo’s tweet of a photo of her pervy perp to bring out the outrage. By requesting her followers to retweet the image she’d taken of the guy who had just masturbated at her, Abdo managed to get the attention of not only the leading newspapers but also chief minister Devendra Fadnavis who is believed to have extended support. Read more here.

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