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Eve Teasing Tales

November 28, 2010

Disclaimer: This post is peppered with advises/anecdotes/musings/bewilderment.

Some of the stupidest people are met during train journeys, and bus journeys and walking the streets of any random place. These are the particular breed of males called eve teasers. No city can ever be rid of them, no police officer with tricky ideas like the women police officer fly trap can stop them and no girl can escape from the dirty verbal tirades.
My first real experience with eve teasers was the time I was traveling by one of the government buses, crowded and sweaty. I was in uniform, white shirt and skirt. As if from nowhere this dirty hand grabs my bottom. I cannot forget that first time ever, because of three reasons- the initial reaction of shock and disgust, the quick eye contact followed by the strongest stamping on the man’s foot; his flinching and the third being, after reaching home and pondering, the hilarity I found in the whole act of what that man was doing. After all, this is such a short time span- how does a man finds any happiness out of it?!
Anyway, there were several other instances, and I have been least tolerant towards it.
Most times I do one of these two things- Bad mouthing them loudly using the choicest nouns, adjectives and verbs that one is forbidden to use, and showing them THE finger.
In my violent mind, I have once almost kicked a guy’s ass out of the bus steps and almost spit on another. My end dialogue is cliché’ but I still love it” Why the eff don’t you go see a neurosurgeon?” I bet many girls do the same things. And those that don’t need to. I also strongly preach the need for every damsel to come to help for another in distress and call attention to the aforementioned breed. Afterall, they cannot be stopped, but they can be embarrassed and made fun of.

This breed doesn’t make eye contact, so if you can strongly stare at them, please do. It has worked wonders for me, Also, these days, as I am a little more gorwn up, I don’t want an eve teaser to finish his sentence. So as soon as he starts, I ll cut him down with a sharp “entha/What the eff/kya kaha, why the eff do you bother, ninakku nashtamonnumillallo (What is your loss)”. Most are actually a little flushed when you say this, so they will probably stop and stare, by the time you can walk/drive off or they would mumble something incoherent which makes no sense to you or them so it is fine. Sometimes it becomes so funny that you can do all but laugh. I mean how can you not if a man old enough to be your great grandfather makes the most lurid comment you have heard? So laugh, but retort.

These people don’t really bother what dress a girl is wearing. Wear a saree, or a churidar with the chunni traditionally laid out, you will still be preyed upon. So whatever is that the feminist ladies, college principals and a certain lady gynecologist in Chennai are braying about western wear to be banned may please talk to this particular breed once just so that you know we girls are not lying.

(image courtesy: http://connect.in.com/eve-teasing/images-eve-teasing-images-eve–1-316256167481.html)

For all the girls and ladies- Beware of them, but make them suffer.
For all the men – Is it genetic mutation of some sort?
Passing thought: Why are there no women eve teasers? No women gropers? Anyone ever came up with an answer to that question? ( I can think of hundreds of answers right now, but I don’t want this post to be shady rated!)

PS: I am certainly not talking about those who resort to evil groping, acid throwing, or the coming to rape breed of men, because these don’t fall into the breed we were discussing. These fall into Capital Punishment wannabes category.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2010 9:50 pm

    :)..

    Well, why isn’t there any women gropers.. Even guys talk about only experiecnes from gay gropers !! 😛
    Where are the women rights and equality organizations!!? 😀

    Vivek.

  2. November 28, 2010 9:52 pm

    🙂 ..

    Well, why aren’t there any women gropers.. Even guys talk about only experiecnes from gay gropers !! 😛
    Where are the women rights and equality organizations!!? 😀
    .——

    But ya, it still happens only coz the majority of ladies keep their mouth shut.. Very few react…

    Vivek.

    • November 29, 2010 7:47 pm

      So true! Most dont because of the male domination that is ingrained in the social genes!
      But I scent a hilarious post coming up about the females!

  3. Nishant permalink
    June 1, 2011 4:02 pm

    You obviously don’t know a thing about feminism if you think feminists want Western wear to be banned.

    • June 3, 2011 10:59 pm

      Hmm. So tell me about them. 🙂 These are the ones I know.

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