Archives for January 2013

Women of India: Speaking out against harassment isn’t easy–not even in the USA!

After the brutal rape and murder of a medical student on a bus, the world watches as India “wakes up” to the notion of sexual abuse and harassment of women. The term “Eve Teasing” is making its way into the modern lexicon. The BBC defines it as “referring to a wide variety of behavior including molestation, flashing or any verbal/physical sexual street harassment that falls short of rape. An archaic term, the ‘Eve’ part comes from the Old Testament and describing harassment as “teasing” makes it sound almost like a mild romantic overture that should be tolerated – which of course it should not.”

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