FROM THE WOMEN’S POINT OF VIEW, THERE IS A POSITIVE PATTERN OF COURAGE. THERE IS THE REALISATION THAT ‘I CAN SPEAK UP ABOUT THIS
issue without fearing that I will be singled out’. On the other hand, I feel there could have been a better way to address it. It doesn’t have to be on Twitter if you have followed the process of complaining. After that, if no action is taken, then you could resort to Twitter. I am not dissing the movement; people coming out online are contributing, but are not using the right route to complain.
From the men’s point of view, they all are getting into a defence mechanism mode which is rather strange because they have done what they have done. They are now hiring social media companies to get into damage control mode, but are making a mess of it.
A lot has changed already; men are very scared. Among my media colleagues, no one is back-slapping any longer... Internally also, we are making things sensitive and even fun conversations have been curtailed.