The current phase of India’s life is a turbulent one. She’s known for numerous things, and unfortunately some of these attributes aren’t positive: yes, India’s diverse culture and rich cuisine have gained much renown, but her uncontrollable population growth and corrupt government are the subjects of an equal amount of infamy. In this multitude of contrasts, there exists one all- eclipsing issue that plagues India today: gender inequality and sexual harassment. It’s seen in the shameful behavior women have to bear, and in the manic stares some of the men wear. Although the media covers sexual harassment and assault in thorough detail, it was only in the summer of this year that I personally witnessed the effect of this major social issue first hand.
As the warm evening gently eased into the night, I was homeward bound aboard the Delhi Metroi. Filled to the brim, the train chugged to a halt and I noticed a pretty woman hop onto the coach cautiously. She was dressed neatly and carried herself with grace... Read more