14 July 2005

Blank noise

Jasmeen Patheja has started a protest in Bangalore against eve-teasing. All the best, Jasmeen. Long overdue project. Visit her site here: http://blanknoiseproject.blogspot.com (For some reason, the hyperlink button is not working. So, sorry, you'll have to copy and paste the links till then.)


Today's Deccan Herald has a story on her here: http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul142005/metrothurs1648422005713.asp

I thought for a long time about my own experiences. How my mom and now my mom-in-law ask me to wear a dupatta on some 'bad' steets, and I tell them that the dress does not matter. It has to be a woman, that's all. I remembered my experiences in crowded buses, the dodging on busy roads, especially the footpath on Brigade Road.

I usually keep staring at the lech until he looks away. In buses, I push them back with all my might, and give them a warning look. Till now, they have taken the hint, and stepped back. But they are there all the time, everywhere. No wonder, we get used to it. Thanks, Jasmeen, for reminding me that eve teasing is not OK.

16 comments:

Recho said...

Protest Eve Tease

Recho said...

Thats the way to hyperlink it, cool I'm learning new things everyday.

Ha ha .....

the still dancer said...

Hello,
Sorry for the intrusion, but bangalore blog meet on. do look into my page for details.

Vijayalaxmi said...

Thank you K for the invite and welcome tom my blog, but I am no longer in Bangalore now.

Finny Forever said...

hey viji baby - this dupatta i always believed is an apology for breasts. never wear it myself and went topless on pondi beach this time. u should try - no big deal.

Jasmeen said...

Hi there
sihikahi
thankyou for the note on your blog.
It is very motivating when I come across such positive reactions.

its too bad you're not in this city..
will keep you posted on events..

thanking you
Jasmeen

Vijayalaxmi said...

Finny: WOW!

Jasmeen: Welcome. I am a regular at your blog now.

Rabin said...

Did you read the letter on Jasmeen's blog? Crazy!!

Vijayalaxmi said...

Of course.

Anonymous said...

hey, everytime i visit your blog, i find it a great fun, thought-provoking adda happening. keep it up. its one of the most sensible blogs i've seen - a nice forum. this is for your b'lore pals as well! keep in touch! - sulagana

Vijayalaxmi said...

hey thanks sulagna.


But why is my blog looking like this since some days now? The entire left -hand column has slipped down. I think blogger can no longer handle the traffic. Thinking of shifting to Yahoo 360, hmmm what say Swaroop?

Finny Forever said...

vij - ur a mean bee of a cree :(

Vijayalaxmi said...

Hee hee, Finny, must say you have a unique twist of the tongue.

Finny Forever said...

vokay. just update your blog now - its about time.

Gags said...

Yeah i do the same with the teasers..just give them one hard kick or pinch in the public transport, they wont dare do it again. Come to see , when compared to Delhi, all other metros are better. But the teasers are same everywhere. They should be taught a lesson.

Vijayalaxmi said...

Welcome, Gags