A feminist awakening in India: By Justin Fitzherbert-Smith
May 26, 2015
This blog article describes one man and his female partner’s experience living in Delhi for a period of time. Living in India, where patriarchy and sexism is rife, and Delhi is known for sexual assaults, Justin Fitzherbert-Smith realised how pervasive sexist attitudes are. He found himself trying to protect his independent girlfriend, and trying to avoid touching a woman in public at all costs, for fear of misinterpretation.
“Yesterday, I suggested she wear something other than her (by Australian standards, demure) workout clothes for the short walk to our gym. Misogyny, it would seem, is infectious, self-perpetuating through learned social behaviours.”