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Zero Tolerance On Social Media Abuse

Reddit case ‘Bois Locker Room’

The ‘Bois Locker room’ controversy erupted in India recently after a conversation among a group of teenagers from Delhi came out into the open where some males were found engaging in extremely inappropriate discussion about women. Subsequently, the Police had registered a case on the matter and started investigating it. Now, reports are coming in that at least one screenshot where an account called ‘Siddharth’ was suggesting the rape of a girl was being run by the same girl.

As per reports, “The purpose of her sending such chat messages using a fake, fictional identity was to check the reaction of the receiver boy and the strength of his character, especially when someone talks bad things about the girl herself.”

Text: Ankita Jain
wow photo file © Ram Tandukar, Gokul Shrees, Sabina Mainali

DOLLY SINGH
Skin Therapist & Entrepreneur

Zero Tolerance policies are not as effective as we think it would be in reducing violence. However, when women and girls are repeatedly objectified and their bodies hyper-sexualised, the media contributes to harmful gender stereotypes that often trivialises violence.