“Protection and empowerment are really different things and perhaps don’t always go together.”

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‘Put curbs on Facebook, mobiles to protect girls’

Note the headline saying ‘protect’. You know that these traditionalists have sunk low when even TOI commenters can call their bluff.

Apparently our authority figures cannot tell the difference between protecting and restricting. I actually wonder if there is much difference. I wonder if there can be freedom when you need body guards and guidelines. Protection and empowerment are really different things and perhaps don’t always go together.

I don’t know what level this repot is at but I think some will like this better than the Justice Verma report.”

‘Put curbs on Facebook, mobiles to protect girls’

MUMBAI: The Dharmadhikari panel, in its third interim report to the state government, has suggested placing restrictions on social networking sites as they “corrupt adolescents”.

What do you think? Is it possible to be empowered when you are being restricted and/or ‘protected’? Is it possible to be really safe when you are not empowered?

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