International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 10 (2018)

An over view of the problem of Eve-Teasing


Dr. P Chand Basha

Eve-teasing is a widespread social evil and a complex problem. We are used to see the girls subjected to teasing from television screen to nearby street. It starts at the face of a girl much before she reaches adolescence. Eve-teasing is often known as sexual harassment. It is an act of humiliating or sexual harassment of a girl on the road or other public places like in buses, in malls, parks, shops, hospital, markets, work place, etc. “Eve teasing” is used in India to refer to a wide variety of behaviour including molestation, “flashing” or any verbal, physical sexual street harassment that falls short of rape. It's an archaic term. The "Eve" part comes from the Old Testament and describing harassment as “teasing” makes it sound almost like a mild romantic overture that should be tolerated which of course it should not. There are many forms of eve teasing, which are power-player, intellectual seducer, mother-father, one-of-the-gang, unintentional and the eve-teaser are conducting eve teasing toward girls by these forms. Therefore, eve-teaser may be anyone, such a client, a co-worker, a teacher or professor, a student, a friend, or a stranger and eve-teasing may occur any place such as beaches, roads, cinema halls, buses and sadly even in educational institutions. It is a crime easy to commit but difficult to prove. Violence does not need to be in physical form always, sometimes verbal violence is more painful and hurting than the physical which leaves one emotionally wrecked and psychologically disturbed. And there is where a person feels emotionally and psychologically so disturbed that one can even choose to do something as serious as suicide. As such it is the utmost responsibility of the society, parents, community stakeholders, local officials and opinion makers, teachers, political leaders and public officials to step up community vigilance and bring about positive social norms in respect to establishing the dignity and respect of girls and women in society in particular and create a safe place for women so that she can she can live and breathe free without any inhibitions.
Pages : 86-90