Yes,such obscene gestures targeted at women are distasteful.The aggressive stance of girls can ward off the eve teasers.Eve-teasing has taken form of social evil.It needs to be tackled in all possible ways from intensified vigil to teaching self-defense techniques to women to make lives better for themselves.
However,you cannot ignore the changes that have hit the society.What about the conditionings created day and night by so many sources that treat women no better than sex object?
You also cannot deny the fact that dress one wears speaks lot about one’s personality.If women are so bothered about eve teasing what’s make them wear revealing clothes ?The skimpy clothes are certainly not an open invitation to harass the girls but then wearing them does send wrong signals.
I do agree woman of our times are facing lot of problems. However,it’s time to realize that times have changed. Every age gives rise to peculiar set of problems.Have you witnessed ragging sessions ?Girls too participate in them and force the boys to perform all sorts of indecent acts.They too also indulge in immoral and indecent gestures on road.
I am not trying to lessen the intensity of problems faced by women.But it would be nothing short of hypocrisy if I ignore that women have become hypersensitive.They know that a little tact combined with aggressive stance can save them from such gestures.Still they create a tamasha. So learn to handle such unwanted acts with smarter use of brains.
Sometimes back on IB, I read a wonderful observation by an American lady wherein she has stated that most of us take it as a compliment when someone says ”Sexy” to them.
The other way to react is to become angry and think of beating blue and black the person who said it.This is cent percent an Indian girl’s standard response.If that’s the case,they are still trapped in worn out methods of women of ancient times.The evolved women will react like an American lady.
Receive it with smile instead of creating ”halla” or astonishing mess.Still interested in delivering few punches? I will be more than happy if few punches across the face serve the purpose of aggrieved lady.I am not against as seeing it as a real solution.There is no harm in employing aggressive tactics.
And yes,please don’t understand I am trying to endorse the acts of eve teasers.I am also not diluting the pain felt by the women.I am just trying to view the issue from an evolved perspective.