“Mine is not a case you would call “extreme” by today’s standards. There is no body mutilation, no death, no placards and angry crowds. It is perhaps worth looking at precisely because it is a very, very common form of harassment, one that so many of us have learned to ignore. We like to think of perpetrators as evil oddities with eye-patches and scars (and lacking the stellar education that a place like IITM offers), and forget that the problem is widespread, that the perpetrators may be those closest to us, and that we ourselves are guilty of abetment. Well, STOP. And read.”
“In this first article in T5E’s gender series, we break down our survey of 815 students and expose serious deficiencies in our understanding of sexual crimes on campus as well as the institute’s mechanisms for addressing them. In all, we received responses from 815 students.”
“Since when is raping winning?” The flippant usage of the word ‘rape’ in insti lingo was one among the many issues discussed enthusiastically at the first Colloquium event of the year.
“The general student body has a lot of ideas and relevant questions. It is also clear that misinformation, misdirection and a lot of guesswork clouds most students’ perception of the issue.”
How does insti treat complaints of sexual harassment? Shilpa and Suraj find out in the second article in a multi-part series on how insti handles sexual harassment.
Everyone in India is talking about it, but how is the issue of sexual harassment of women handled within insti?