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There have been several incidents of sexual harassment in co-education institutes where teachers and the authorities have turned a blind eye towards what was happening. Instead of ensuring that the school premises is a safe space for all students, they tend to blame the victims instead of holding the perpetrators accountable.
However, a teacher named Babita, whose lessons on History are very easy to find on YouTube, immediately called out a male student for catcalling a female student in his class. She also imparted a valuable lesson for all to learn from.
The incident happened when a female student was unable to find a seat and was standing in her class. When Babita Ma’am asked her to come towards the front row, a guy catcalled her asking her to come and sit beside him. That’s when the teacher decided not to let it slip.
“If someone tells your sister to come and sit beside them, would you like it? You should stay within your limit,” she tells the guy in Hindi.
“Treat women the way you want your female family members to be treated. The same thing might happen to your sister – if not in a classroom then in buses and autos. We all make our society. If you behave wrongly with someone, then someone else will behave wrongly with your sister. Karma returns back, it’s a simple theory,” she says.
“Make such an environment for your class, be such an able person that someone would want to sit with you. Our behavior shows our upbringing,” she adds.
Here’s a video of the incident:
Several people online called her an inspiration for speaking against catcalling and lauded her for teaching her students such an important lesson on women’s safety. Here’s how some of them reacted:
More than History her lessons shall be called Sociology Classes by Babita ma’am…
Powerfullllll 🙌 🙌 🙌
— Shekhar Dutt (@DuttShekhar) March 28, 2023
Great….we need more teachers like her❤️✨
— Querida (विष्णुजा राधा) (@miss_swattish) March 28, 2023
Well done ma’am… Boys like this must be confronted instantly and publicly.
And people who are getting offended..don’t be an ostrich.. raise your head and see how it’s so common girls being teased in their way, school, college by boys.
— Saurabh Mishra🇮🇳 (@SAURABH_M07) March 29, 2023
Kya baat hai! Love her poise, confidence and firm but very effective way of drilling in such an important message into the minds of the boys. She doesn’t get angry/upset and explains it in such a matter of fact but hard hitting. Teacher ji aapko humara salaam! 🙏🙏
— Bachchu Bhigona (@bhigona) March 27, 2023
In her own way, this teacher gave a very important lesson of respect to the boys in her class. pic.twitter.com/QpAbMty6dk
— Anjali B. (@MsAnjaliB) March 27, 2023
— Nitin Jain (@nitinthetribune) March 27, 2023
A very good lesson imparted by her as a teacher 👏👏👏
— AK47 (@NoFilterAnjali) March 27, 2023
We truly need more teachers like her in educational institutions!
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