What part can women play in preventing sexual harassment against themselves?
1. If they are mothers, they can raise their sons to see women as people/humans.
They can raise their daughters with awareness of their rights.
(People who do not blame themselves are less easy to bully. If they are not blamed, they would be more likely to fight back.
Criminals seem to choose vulnerable looking people, so looking like someone who would be difficult to harass could help.)
2. If they see a woman being harassed they can support her in whichever ways they safely can. Sometimes just standing next to her maybe enough, because most bullies are cowards, and two is stronger than one.
3. They can ensure that no man or woman ever hears them blame women’s clothing or life style for crimes against them. (i.e. making excuses for the harasser)
What else can Indian women do to make public spaces safer for themselves?