Social Reactions towards Sexual Abuse

Generally the female is blamed for provoking men to act or behave in this particular manner.  For example female’s dressing up i.e. clad in jeans, skirts or freely mixing up with the opposite sex or travelling alone, standing in dark places become excuses in favour of the act.

There is a culture of silence around the acts of sexual harassment of women and eve teasing. Victims try to pass off the outrageous manner to avoid being stigmatised for it. Girls or young women sometimes accept it as their fate.

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