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India's #MeToo Movement

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As India is caught in the crest of its #MeToo wave, the moment of truth and reckoning seems to have arrived for many of those who have exerted their position of power — real or perceived — to sexually assault, abuse, harass, and persecute women. The forms are many — physical, verbal, non-verbal, on chat, on text, the list goes on — but there is only one crime — sexual abuse.

#MeToo started in October 2017 as a hashtag on social media with women sharing incidents of sexual assault and harassment, especially at the workplace. Over the last year, #MeToo has gained many local and international narratives and become a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault in general.

In India, the #MeToo campaign, triggered in a sense by Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment by veteran actor Nana Patekar, has seen its second resurgence over the last week. Taking the shape of a working woman’s revolution against sexual predators and abusers at the workplace, the movement has so far seen over half a dozen casualties with many more directors, actors, comedians, journalists, authors, and others being named and shamed on social media by hundreds of women. https://inc42.com/features/indias-metoo-movement-exposes-sexual-abuse-in-the-startup-ecosystem-in-its-wake/
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The #MeToo movement in India has exposed hypocrisy and abuse committed by some of the renowned distinguished public figures having ‘big name’ in the film industry as well as politics. Women across various sectors from entertainment to news and media industry have come out and spoken about sexual harassment, assault, and rape committed in their workplace
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Indian women are taking down high-profile writers, actors, politicians. Is this India's #MeToo movement?
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India is witnessing the peak of the ‘Me too movement’ which started with the entertainment industry just like in the US. They are getting shocking updates every other day wherein some of the most eminent personalities are being scandalized and come to limelight for all the wrong reasons.
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#METOO campaign must be regulated, supervised and governed under a proper ethical, lawful and evidence based system.

Let women speak out.

Let people be exposed.

Let society improve.

But not at the cost of an innocent man!
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Kangana Ranaut spoke up against the movement but funnily enough, she turned it into a chance of launching into a tirade against Hritik Roshan
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If the woman is found guilty of defaming an innocent guy, provisions for an equal punishment must be made.
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The main goal of the movement is to believe the victim. Women are at least being heard. There are possibilities that it can be fake. But at least give them the chance to open up. It took them lot of courage to at least speak up now. A lot of women had doubts that what if their story gets unheard. So let us all support them in whatever possible ways we can.
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Everyone has their own version of #metoo movement. I dont think there is a single woman out there who has not faced sexual harassment once in her lifetime.
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i believe everything is started from home. if every father, and every mother, raising their child with the right mindset about respecting woman, this will become the right culture in your area, your region, your nation. #metoo movement should be started within your own family first, within your house, your home, your smallest circle of society.
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#MeToo campaign must be made an active campaign focusing on instant reporting instead of uncovering decade old crimes which can't be proved.
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There must be a list of things excluded from this campaign like casual flirting, mutual engaging, ex relationships, or a deal where both parties were equally involved.
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In India there is a dire need of the movement we don't know what the consent really means? Deep down in society, there is still a patriarchal mindset.
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