Friday, August 29, 2008

Reva Prakash

My earlier experinces where I was too scared to do anything made me realize that if somebody was with me it would give me more courage to speak out.

I was not only a spectator here but a survivor too. While on our evening walk in a park outside our PG in National Park we heard a man some yards away addressing us from across the fence of the park. At first I was unable to understand what he was saying, I realized that my friend was really scared. I asked what the man was saying. Too scared to react, she just asked me to keep walking. I stopped to hear what he was saying.I felt harasses, offended and also enraged. I shouted back standing in the middle of the park at the man and was amazed to see that he turned back and started to run.Iran back and hurled choicest abuses. My friend in the meanwhile just stood dumbstruck. Other walkers just turned to look at what t was happening and kept walking.Some gave me a sharp look for I looked like a crazy women who was shouting at a total stranger.Not one person stopped to ask what had just happened.

Have you ever experienced street sexual harassment or 'eve teasing' and been supported by the public? Did they help? or show support? if yes, in what way?

No, except when I was with my friends who supported me.My friends went back with me to locate the guy who had asked me to help him masturbate in broad day light on a deserted road. Shocked, I had told him to go to hell and shut up.

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