Much like any other teenage girl growing up in Delhi, I faced the phenomenon referred to as eve-teasing. It is a euphemism, commonly used in South Asia, for sexual harassment of women in public areas. Sometimes groups of boys catcalled from street corners as I walked home from the bus stop. At other times, it was working men with briefcases in their hands, who tried to cop a feel on crowded public buses. Often, boys on motorbikes tried to touch clothes or body parts for cheap thrills as they sped by. My personal space was ruthlessly invaded and I felt…

Preity Bhagia

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