Sexual harassment is a dilemma that every society in the world continues to deal with. Harvey Weinstein case is on a roll and it personifies how much industries are plagued with the nemesis of harassment. Not just that, we recently came across shocking instances followed under the #MeToo campaign on social media.
It doesn’t stop anywhere. Women in Pakistan are apparent victims and it goes beyond one’s comprehension just how many women deal with it in their professional lives and alike. Recently, a few journalists spoke about sexual harassment in the Media industry and the details are appalling.
Here’s what some journalists have to say…
I wonder how many people would be exposed if women in our industry spoke out abt sexual harassment.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) November 4, 2017
It goes long. Anchor Mansoor Ali Khan gives a slight hint here about how it happens. The details given here by him are grave and it may surely disgust one to the core. How do you react to the following?
There is a guy working in a top channel who wouldn’t approve female news anchors’ vacations until they didn’t sit with him for 10-15 mins https://t.co/AQbbs9fYkd
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) November 4, 2017
It’s a sad revelation how casual harassment continues in modern times. Fareeha Idrees, another renowned journalist also agrees with Mansoor’s statement above. Here’s the tweet by her:
— Fe'reeha Idrees@ abbtakk (@Fereeha) November 4, 2017
Workplace harassment is a grave issue. There are laws commissioned to deal and negate such sort of abuse for both men and women. However, when it’s directed from the senior lot, from the authority, choices are narrowed for a victim to prioritize their security. That’s what many people agree to.
Have you ever encountered sexual harassment in your workplace? Share in the comments.