Is being a girl a punishment? Is being a girl means losing her own self respect and still working for her family, for others? Is being a girl means to spend her life in just four walls of her house?”

The questions above being asked are because of the irrational and undesirable behaviors of men in and outside homes, which every second girl has to face daily in her routine life. This kind of unexpected behavior is known as Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment is intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.

Sexual Harassment could take place anywhere, at any time, by anyone and in any form. It could happen at public places, school, educational institutes, workplace, even at home. Sexual harassment can be verbal (comments about your body, spreading sexual rumors, sexual remarks or accusations, dirty jokes or stories), physical (grabbing, rubbing, flashing or mooning, touching, pinching in a sexual way, sexual assault) or visual (display of naked pictures or sex-related objects, obscene gestures). 

Sexual harassment can happen to girls and boys. Sexual harassers can be fellow students, teachers, principals, janitors, coaches, and other school officials.The victims of sexual harassment are mostly girls/women. It indicates that it is not safe for girls to move out of their houses. They are harassed everywhere might be it an educational institute or workplace.

 Even age is not a concern. Either a little school going girl or a middle aged lady all are same in the eyes of harassers.Harassers are just like hungry beasts who just want a prey to satisfy their hunger.Every second girl in the world has to face such situations daily.

 One of the difficulties in understanding sexual harassment is that it involves a range of behavior, and is often difficult for the recipient to describe to themselves, and to others, exactly what they are experiencing. 

Moreover, behavior and motives vary between individual harassers.Effects of sexual harassment can vary depending on the individual, and the severity and duration of the harassment.

“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and raging courage. “

“Forgetting is difficult. Remembering is worse”

Fear fear fear….those are the words which are often been heared from the womens in the society. When the word goes off with the word I can face there were a women gets a real freedom.
Rtr Vincent Selvaraj
Rotaract Club of DRBCCC Hindu College
RID 3232 India

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