It's very common for women in our country to face many embarrassments like stalking, eve-teasing, and what not. Some women don't feel like talking about it because of the fact that no one cares and things have sustained this way. And honestly, I totally understand this. But then, there are women who choose to slap these men, by taking the case to social media smack these men down, for disrespecting women.
And thanks to social media that has encouraged women like Rashmi Shetty. Rashmi has sagaciously used this platform to share her incident. Beware stalkers, because this time we are not going to keep our eyes down and run away. We are going to run after you.
Read the story further to know how Rashmi taught this stalker a lesson he would never forget.
On 25th of June, she posted "I was followed by the guy who this scooter belongs to today in broad daylight. In a busy street in Mangalore. 3 pm in the noon in the center of the city, from Aloysius degree college to Balmatta, to a guy dares to follow a woman who's walking while there is a swarm of cops thirty steps behind."
Instead of ignoring and walking away, she decided to do something about it. She thought of a brilliant idea to abash this person. And this is exactly what she did.
She posted a picture of that scooter with the number plate and trolled the guy on facebook.
She wrote "You think you can halt a million times ahead of me and honk at me while I cross you as you take a good fucking look at my butt? And that would embarrass me enough to cry at my fate of being a woman in this country, this generation, this world? You think I'd freak out and run so fast that I fucking run into your arms? You think you stopping and making phone calls to your gang would threaten me into never getting out alone? So confident that if I asked for help if never be able to prove your fault? And that people wouldn't take my side or take me seriously?"
Within seconds she posted, there were hundreds of comments and people appreciated her move and her motivating message for all the women.
She posted the vehicle number and wished that if she had clicked the picture of the guy who followed her so that she could get him arrested if things go out of her way.
A guy named Kshitij Kishore Shetty read the post, tracked the vehicle number and got details of the guy.
His name is Rizwan Ahmed, and Kshitij posted all the details about the vehicle in the comment section.
It is also important to understand that not all men are like this. She states a lot of men have shared and supported her post.
Things like these are inevitable. But the solution is not to avoid it, you need to take a stand and not be afraid of anyone. By ignoring, you give more power to guys like Rizwan.
Melita in the comments section mentioned that due to lack of courage, girls wouldn't dare to respond back and teach these guys a lesson.
Some people suggested her to forward the complaint to Mangalore police, which is what women should do to such stalkers.
We have seen many parents restricting their children to use social media. But social platforms expose kids to important issues from all over the world.
Social media is not just a platform for communication, it has become a way of expressing yourself.
Rashmi Shetty has inspired many women, and I hope that her brave move puts an end to the fear that exists in the minds of many. Let your daughter have wings, let her touch the sky.
That's all folks!!!