“It’s alarming to hear the number of
#metoo stories. They say it’s better late than never,” she wrote.
It’s alarming to hear the number of #metoo stories.They say it’s better late than never.Thank you to all the women that r being so strong to come out with their stories I stood up last year #metoo I urge every woman affected to stand up,we need to fight for our rights #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/5EgWmTTCxL
— varu sarathkumar (@varusarath) October 9, 2018
In the wake of sexual assaults and misconduct, Indian women have been sharing their ordeals of harassment and abuse that they endured and naming prominent figures as the perpetrators.
The last one week has been an important one for women in India, where women have been outing their harassers with their identity and anonymously, too. While this is being dubbed as India’s #MeToo and #TimesUp movement that was originally started by student Raya Sarkar’s list of sexual harassers in academia (LoSHA) last year, this year the moment gained more attention a week ago when former actress Tanushree Dutta shared how veteran actor Nana Patekar abused and harassed her ten years ago. Ever since then, women have been opening up about workplace harassment with several names of prominent figures being added to the list.
In Hollywood last year, soon after top honcho Harvey Weinstein was outed for sexual misconduct, several other men including Woody Allen, James Franco, and several others were named for harassing and assaulting other women.