Is it just disrespect for all women in general or also jealousy of any man who women seem to respect or prefer the company of?
And do all ‘eve teasers’ also try to control their sisters, daughters and wives, warning them against offending the sensibilities of men like themselves in public spaces? Like the man in this email, do they believe all public spaces belong to molesters?
1. On 20th October, six young people in Bombay, Andheri had dinner and stepped out for paan at 11 pm. A drunk man, Jitendra Rana, attempted to ‘eve tease’ (sexually harass) one of the women in the group, her boyfriend pushed this ‘eve teaser’ away. Rana left threatening to return. He returned with a violent mob of 13 men and stabbed Keenan Santos (24), Reuben Fernandez (29). [Link]
Santos, 24 died that night, and Rueben died this Monday.
“Every night, either Rajib or his father would wait at Barasat station to take her home. Rajib was cycling his sister home, at Banikanthanagar 2 km away, when the gang stopped them… They wanted to douse his sister in liquor and take her away. Rajib would not let that happen.“
Was this a case of ‘Eve Teasing’? Calling it Eve-Teasing trivializes Sexual Harassment.
3. Hashiya from Tardeo was eight months pregnant, going for a sonography with her husband, when a group of men started harassing her. They molested the woman, attacked the man, some even using cricket bats!
So they thought display of affection was obscene, and molesting was ‘decent’?
4. In Jan 2009, Muthalik claimed two consenting adults (unless same sex) dancing and drinking (and generally being happy together) was obscene, he would probably support the molesters in Tardeo.
Is it possible for a decent man, who respects women (including those in his own family, his colleagues etc); and is generally a law abiding citizen, to ‘eve tease’ or molest a woman?