We thought that public places can never guarantee a woman’s safety. No matter what a woman wears, how she behaves, what her age is, women in public spaces will always be prone to sexual harassment. However, even the online space is filled with filth directed towards women. Seldom you will come across journalistic, artistic, or educational video featuring women whose comment-sections are raided by people objectifying and sexualising them.
For example, a female teacher who features in several videos posted by the YouTube channel ‘eVidyarthi’ wherein she teaches mathematics to class 9 and 10 students is regularly faced with vile and crass comments from people online.
Her videos receive a disturbing number of comments objectifying and sexualising her. Here are a few screenshots:
One Twitter user posted a few screenshots of the comments slamming the objectification of female teachers online.
This teacher is trying to teach through online platforms, she is working hard for her students and these mfs are objectifying her, these society is literally fucked up by these creeps, even on the social media women are not safe. pic.twitter.com/greBFK5gIq
— URVIKKKKKKKKK (@urvikwho) September 14, 2020
These comments is so disgusting, I can't even read some of the comments.
It is so shameful for everyone. That we can't give proper and safe environment to women.
— URVIKKKKKKKKK (@urvikwho) September 14, 2020
As the screenshots went viral, several others online expressed their disgust over such incidents and called it “unacceptable”. Many highlighted how parents need to keep the behaviour of their kids in check to prevent the occurrence of such online harassment.
Even the parents should be held responsible, basic values of respect, decency should be taught to kids at a young age to prevent them from being creepy perverts later in life.
— Aryan T. (@aryan_tiwari11) September 14, 2020
Maine ye bhut dekha hai. Koi bhi female Youtubers jab koi bhi study channel par padhati hai to kamine log aise hi ghatiya language use karte hai. Are khud nahi padhna to mat padho par dusro ko kyu paresan karte ho
— DOGA (@desidoga) September 14, 2020
Not a new thing anytime a women posts anything on youtube or any social media , dives in those creepy men to comment shit and bodyshame her. Hats off to the girl who keeps going even after so much….
— Desi Quarantino (@rohitky77) September 14, 2020
Bottom tier behaviour and the fact that these comments are getting likes is even more annoying
— 🙂 (@abeyaaar) September 14, 2020
This woman teaches so so good!!!! I used to watch her videos in 9th and 10th…. If it wasn't for her videos I wouldn't be passing maths. This is so disgusting fuck these people https://t.co/7dqAQJZkun
— Piu⁷💮 (@NamuJinni) September 14, 2020
If there's one thing in life that I can be proud of then it's the fact that I've never behaved like a creep/bullied anyone like the way these scoundrel rats are upto. Wish I knew their families personally so that I can show them what kind of a$$ho*es they've raised.
— Prince Kumar (@Princeexpert) September 15, 2020
Retrospectively i look really stupid for believing that education can liberate minds. What's the point of education if you cant respect fellow human beings? https://t.co/kqzZg2rJYP
— Bharath P S (@iambharathps) September 15, 2020
These dumbfucks don't even have the IQ to understand what she teaches. A woman in India can be subject to lewd comments online, imagine thinking she is safe on the streets. Fuck these cunts and fuck everyone else who does this. Fuck you https://t.co/u9d0tMgdLT
— Vedang (@vedangraul) September 14, 2020
My mom is a teacher too
I hated it when it happened to my mom once
Please be nice to your teachers
During this COVID ur teachers are working really hard
My mom is working right nw at 8pm calling each and evry kid to knw hw thr online test went & tht too of some different subject https://t.co/jfwo5zUbHq
— Wisky with Coke (@wisky_with_coke) September 14, 2020
Classic example of why India needs Sex Education and Moral Science. https://t.co/tks1UBHm1X
— Kalp (@Giive_Me_Drink) September 14, 2020
This is what comes of holding boys to absolutely 0 accountability. Of policing female bodies to ensure "good" behaviour on the part of men
The product of an Indian society obsessed with the female "purity", "virginity", morality, but never holding its boys to the same standards https://t.co/LSbH2YM2e7
— Dee (@Are2_Dee2) September 14, 2020
Unfortunately, this happens at a lot of places.
Kind of reflects poorly on our education system which can't even imbibe decency in kids.
You'd be surprised how lowly some educated men think about women. https://t.co/pjPFkbbBSP
— Rohan (@cric_buff) September 14, 2020
The comments are so pathetic, disgusting and extremely disturbing. What kind of society are we living in? https://t.co/NHiHZTc0GR
— ||Flawsome16|| (@MsFlawsome16) September 14, 2020
In such a time when most teachers are adjusting to the new normal, to new forms of technology which they have never used before, and are trying their best to conduct online classes for the betterment of their students, it is unfair and downright inadmissible to treat them with disrespect and humiliation.