“Maybe he wasn’t a creep. Just a guy being creepy. The difference isn’t always clear”

By Nivriti Butalia

Earlier this year, I went to see a therapist. I wanted help. There was stuff I needed to get off my chest and for someone to say there, there, it’s okay. I wanted compassion, an intelligent ear, empathy, clarity — the whole hog. Continue reading “Maybe he wasn’t a creep. Just a guy being creepy. The difference isn’t always clear”

“If a man takes photos on the sly, does it mean I have to call him out publicly?”

By Kelly Clarke

So, the ‘MeToo’ hashtag. You won’t find me tweeting about it. My Facebook status won’t make mention of it either. Not because I don’t support it; quite the contrary. This hashtag has all the makings of an effective social movement. And it’s working. People are speaking up. But the buzz will fade. The hashtags will fade. The stories, ultimately, will fade. When it comes to personal narrations, social media has never been my platform of choice. That’s why I won’t be hashtagging. Continue reading “If a man takes photos on the sly, does it mean I have to call him out publicly?”

“We carried safety pins in college and moved in packs to protect one another”

By Deepthi Nair

Ever since Alyssa Milano urged her Twitter followers to come out against sexual harassment and abuse with the hashtag #metoo, my social media feed has been abuzz with heartbreaking outpourings. I was surprised to see no woman had been spared. And I was ashamed to publicly disclose that I had been subjected to sexual harassment too. After all, what good would it do, I wondered. Continue reading “We carried safety pins in college and moved in packs to protect one another”