Watch How People React When A Woman Is Publicly Harassed

Posted on May 5, 2014 in Gender-Based Violence, Society, Taboos, Video

Being furious about any news related to attacks on women, is of no help unless you don’t use that feeling and be more than just a useless, passive onlooker or an apathetic passerby. If you have to be an onlooker, just sit in your living rooms, watch the news and switch channels before you hurl abuses at the rapists, the stalkers, the acid attackers, the abductors and that whole lot; because that won’t change a single thing, that won’t save the next victim.

A new case of rape is reported every 22 minutes in India. We know this. We are familiar to many such statements full of shocking stats in relation to violence against women. But when given a chance to change this, will we do something about it? Saying that the government is doing nothing for women safety is easy, but stepping up and doing the right thing is more difficult for this country than it should be. If you are a bystander who has witnessed a women being harassed publicly, you do not have the right to stand and shout slogans in protests. It might be an overstatement for some, but being a bystander, is being a part of the crime.

Awkwardness Unlimited conducted this social experiment to come up with an answer to the above question. And here are the results.

Wishing more and more power to the gentlemen at 1:50, 2:10 and 4:00 and the awesome ladies at 2:50, 3:05 and 3:45, for being the first ones to step up and fight. Those who took a lot of time to decide before interrupting, please learn a lesson, lest we are too late the next time. And those who decided it is easier and hence better to just look or to pass by; please wake up. If you see something, do something.