Market. Malls. Clubs. Offices - Doesn't matter where you are. Fully-covered, wearing a dress, shorts, or a burkha - Doesn't matter what you are wearing. Illiterate men, desperate old uncles, educated youngsters - Doesn't matter who the perpetrator is. Eve teasing is something that we women live with day in and day out. Statistics show that the number of eve teasing cases reported in India have grown manifold in the past year. Delhi, the supposed crime capital of India, alone has reported a 5-fold increase in crimes against women (rape, molestation and eve-teasing) since 2013. Eve-teasing complaints in that period also saw a 5-fold increase from 154 cases to 793. "Maal" and "item" are just two of the words men use to degrade women as objects. While we often ignore eve teasers not wanting to create a scene, it's high time we speak up. Here are 10 things that we'd like to say/do to the eve teasers.
Just one word but it takes courage to say it. Speak up. Don't be a mute spectator. Because if you won't, no one will.