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“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places

Categories: South Asia, India, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Film, Human Rights, Ideas, Women & Gender

Whistling Woods International (WWI) [1], an institute for studies in film, media and fashion, released a YouTube video on December 16, 2013, exactly a year after the much talked about rape case in Delhi [2] to aware people to think, reflect & act on violence against women. Vinaya Naidu [3] at Lighthouse Insights writes about this video:

Very often, not just in India but all over the world, it seems that men looking at women in public places somehow think they are watching a display, as though women exist on a television screen. But, in reality, women can see the people staring at them, and those stares can make them feel not only uncomfortable and objectified, but downright unsafe.

The video [4] has been viewed more than 1.2 million times in last 10 days since its release.