Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Blog-a-thon

A group of people have taken upon themselves the responsibility of collecting testimonies from people to prove that Street harrassment (Eve-teasing) is a serious issue. They call it the Blank Noise Project

Street harassment is an offence. It has been granted normalcy due to its daily recurrence. Street harassment also known as eve teasing needs to be addressed on the streets. The project in its current phase seeks to build testimonies of street harassment in the public space and making them public. The project also seeks to recognize eve teasing as a crime, something that may be normal, but is unacceptable.


They are conducting a Blog-a-thon, where they just want you to get to your blog on March 7th, and post your views on street harrassment.

You can write about anything related to the topic: testimonies, opinions on harassment, comments about the Blank Noise project, would all be great. It doesn't matter where you're from, where you live, or whether you're a man or a woman.


I will be putting up a post on this issue on March 7th. If you do not have a blog, but would want to share some of your experiences with me, do leave it in the comments, and I will include it in my post.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, reminds me of this incident...not sure if this is the right way to deal with it but I firmly believe this is the only way.

Friend was coming to her native after finishing her college. This guy followed her from college to bus-stand harassing her all the way...To her horror,he even got into the bus and sat behind her talking n singing dirty things...When she got down at her native place, she met her brother's friend in the bus-stand. Seeing her crying he asked her abt the matter and she narrated to him the whole story. He and his friends caught hold of this guy and gave him such a thrashing publicly that I dont think he wud have put his head towards her town while sleeping.

PS : No, I dont think Gandhi was always right with his philosophy of non-violence. I wud rather go with Netaji some of the times ;)

Vijay said...

The Blank Noise Project was a wonderful drive to bring out the opinions out into the public domain and shake awaken the public conscience

My Blog : http://India-IT-Pulse.blogspot.com

Vijay

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