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Why is sexual harassment an important issue?

Sexual Harassment

Since the last couple of years, the #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum across the planet. Tarana Burke, an African American women activist had coined the term when she failed to respond and comfort a 13 yr old sexual assault victim. Tarana hoped that she could have just said “MeToo” when the victim confided in her.

While it’s taken a long time coming, the movement has finally reached India and exploded at breakneck speed through Twitter and other social media platforms.┬áIt seems as though everyone has some or the other skeleton in their closet which seems to be tumbling out day by day. Obviously this has given rise to the fact that there could be fake allegations amidst the real victims as well.

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Power & Sexual Harassment: A close relationship?

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What is power? Some define it as having status and money. Some define it is having the ability to change policy decisions of countries. While many others define power as that thing which can change your life from one direction to an altogether different direction. Whatever it may be, everyone wants some level of power to be able to exert their influence over others. All of us want money, fame and status. But then, there are some who desire power even more than the others. And they try to do everything in their ability to milk their status. Whether it is greed or pursuing shady deals or even sexually abusing women, they make use of the power they have to get what they want.

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Flash Fiction: When I didn’t think twice before sending it!

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And before I knew, I had hit ‘Send’. Everyone told me to shut myself up. There was almost no support for what I had gone through. Some said that your career would be finished. While others said that your family will be in danger. But I had it enough. There was only so much I could bear. And this time, I had decided to take a stand! I didn’t care what would the result be nor did I care for my life. All I wanted was some relief.

It all started a few months back when I went to apply for my annual leave. With the pressure of teaching more than 10 classes at school, I hadn’t taken leave for a year. And so as was the procedure, I had to specially meet the principal to convince him to approve my leave application. I knew that I had given all my hard work, sweat and dedication to this job and hadn’t left any stone unturned to ensure that the people who matter are happy with my contributions. But even in my wildest dreams, I wasn’t prepared for what I had to go through when I met him.

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