AIB Podcast : Creators for Change talk about online harassment faced by women

AIB Podcast : Creators for Change talk about online harassment faced by women
Written by Shubham Dwivedi

The latest AIB Podcast was done in association with YouTube to promote the creators for change campaign. This campaign is about the cause and cure of online harassment faced by women on different social media platforms. Raveena Tandon, Karuna Nundy, Radhika Vaz, Gurmehar Kaur, Manaswi Mohata and Gursimran Khamba from the core team of AIB  were there to discuss this campaign. As they mentioned in the podcast that the online threats given to women are not just digitally written words but also have consequences in real life. The person on the other side of the tweet, timeline or story is a human being, and people have agendas. More often than not they believe in what they are saying especially if it is about causing harm to someone.

Raveena spoke very candidly about the online hatred she gets everyday and political party spokesperson targeting celebrities with their agendas to get more eyeballs. They also spoke about the legal actions that a women can take against a cyberbully and also that most of them are bailable offenses. Cyber bullying against women is much more than men because people just like to infer that women should have opinions and thoughts and are rather scandalize for their being, clothes.

Considering a woman inferior to a man intellectually and intelligence wise is the main problem that online active citizens of this country are facing and it is not really a problem because it is a mindset that needs to be changed. Agree to disagree is something which needs to be made into a emoticon for people to understand and use it on social media, on the other hand patronizing a woman based on her habits or choice of fashion needs to stop even before the emoticon comes out.

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Shubham Dwivedi

A professional journalist, passionate cinema fanatic. Alive and kicking upto the standards of entertainment beat and i always take the life one friday at a time.