QotD: India’s female students say ‘to hell with it, we won’t stand for molesting and Eve-teasing’

8 Oct

Anti-Porn Feminists

The first time Shivangi Choubey missed the curfew at her student hostel was a night in late September. It was not the only rule she broke that day.

Women students at Banaras Hindu University are not supposed to protest. Many are made to sign a contract that spells this out explicitly. Men are not required to sign anything of the kind.

Nor, at many hostels on campus, are women served meat, permitted to speak on the phone after 10pm, or allowed out in the evenings when their male counterparts still roam the tree-lined campus on sputtering two-wheelers or cram into the library to study.

So it was especially shocking – and unprecedented in the university’s 100-year history – when Choubey led 200 women through the gates of their college to join hundreds of others assembled outside Lanka gate, the campus’s bustling entrance. “Nobody ever misses a curfew,” she says, pulling…

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One Response to “QotD: India’s female students say ‘to hell with it, we won’t stand for molesting and Eve-teasing’”

  1. lovetruthcourage 2017/10/08 at 12:09 pm #

    If men are causing these crimes, they should be on lockdown, not their female victims.

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