Siddhartha Mishra speaks with journalist and writer Sandhya Menon—who called out prominent journalists for sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo wave—about the possibilities and complexities arising out of this still unfolding movement
Is ‘boorish behaviour’ also part of #MeToo in terms of just warning people that ‘this guy is not cool’?
I haven’t used the MeToo hashtag for any of my tweets because of this. If there’s one name for everything, it dilutes the situation. I’m focusing on what constitutes harassment, specifically workplace harassment. POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) clearly shows this. There’s a lot of bandying about on Twitter where people are asking, ‘is this harassment if he backed off’, and such. Yes it is. If you place a hand on my thigh, you’re harassing me, unless we’re in the hugging, holding hands kind of friendship where we understand each other.