Talk:Eve teasing

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Clarification?[edit]

"The death of a female student (Sarika Shah) in Chennai in 1998, caused by Eve teasing, brought some tough laws to counter this menace in South India. After this case, there had been a half-a-dozen reports of suicide, that had been attributed to pressures caused due to Eve Teasing."

What does this mean? How did Sarika Shah die? I guess she committed suicide like those mentioned in the following sentence, but the sentence on its own implies that Ms Shah was "eve teased" and somehow fell over dead. --62.56.36.233 22:12, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

This comment seems unreasonable: while the term includes "teasing", the reality goes way beyond, as the article says. Here are some details: http://www.tribuneindia.com/1998/98jul27/spotlite.htm

Capitalization[edit]

The article inconsistently capitalizes the term: is Eve meant to be always capitalized like the female name or is the term lower-case now? -Phoenixrod 11:27, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Opinions[edit]

There is editorializing about the term that I have removed. Although there are some valid points here about the term "eve teasing," the user(s) who have editorialized here do not seem to have knowledge of the Indian (and possibly other South Asian countries') tendencies to coin utterly ridiculous terms (usually in the news) for grave subjects, among them death. I have read several articles about this South Asian phenomenon but can't find any right now (it's hard to Google for this) - if any users can find such articles it would be helpful in understanding the context of this term. There are indeed strong indications for sexism in Indian society, even explicit sexism in surveys (the PROBE Report on Basic Education in India has some surveys that show such sexism). That being said, the users who have editorialized demonstrate an ignorance of the absurdities of Indian English that may not necessarily (although might!) point solely to systematic bias against groups such as women, but may point to something else in addition (especially since we such ridiculous terms applied to all kinds of serious issues).

"puritanical"[edit]

I don't think that word means what the authors of this article evidently think it means! No one following the link to "Puritan" would have the least idea what your meaning was. "Puritan" really means something closer to "anti-Catholic" and has nothing to do with sex. So I have removed the link and the word, too. It could be perhaps replaced with it something like "victorian" or better yet, to avoid cultural stereotyping altogether, how about "prudish"?Amity150 22:16, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Can we stop perpetuating an inaccurate stereotype? Amity150 22:16, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Times of india[edit]

[1] May be someone can put some material, in the article, from above URL. --- ALM 15:35, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Western Media?[edit]

Yup, because every crime in the entire world is caused by the west. Racists. Jboyler 02:02, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

It doesnt actually say that. Moving on, isnt this article just a bit pointless? Do we have to make everything region-specific now? How about 'groping in Idaho' or 'rape in southern Indonesia'? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.188.128.48 (talk) 22:23, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. The word "eve-teasing" is unique to and has certain local cultural connotations in South Asian society. It definitely merits an article of its own.--SohanDsouza (talk) 09:55, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Removed reference to class[edit]

I removed the un-cited statement "In other trains, ladies are advised to travel in AC Coaches as these would be free of the economically poor and socially backward men." The current wording implies that "poor and backward" men are more likely to harass. There is no evidence that men of a certain class or economic background are more likely to harass. In my very brief experience in India, I was 'eve-teased' by white collar IT workers and rural farmers alike. A quick scan of Indian articles about eve-teasing shows many examples harassment by male college students (arguably well-educated).

I only think the line is worth including if someone cited an article with a government official's recommendation, and included an explanation that the poor/backward comment is the official's opinion.Nomenphile (talk) 06:49, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

How did the 2012 Delhi gang rape case not get cited?[edit]

The 2012 Delhi gang rape case seems classic as an illustration of this harassment phenomenon.Dogru144 (talk) 22:58, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Removed socialscribblers.in citation[edit]

I removed the citation for the last sentence in the article "Eve-teasing is highly criticized by the media and have initiated many angry remarks on social media sites like Facebook." link to citation because it is a blog article and not anything close to a reliable source. It reads much like a fictionalized story and there's no way of knowing whether or not any of the claims are supported by actual evidence. I would not say this constitutes as support for the claim "highly criticized by the media". I'm not sure if the second statement about receiving angry remarks on social media sites is even notable, for that matter. Fuebar (talk) 23:47, 28 February 2014 (UTC)