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10-Year-Old Beggars Slut-Shame Delhi Journalist For Wearing Short Dress

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
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| July 31 , 2017 , 14:41 IST

Proving just how deep the conditioning for slut-shaming women based on clothing goes, a group of boys, less than 10 years of age, harassed a Delhi-based journalist simply because she wore a dress that revealed her legs.

Tanya Dubey shared her story on Facebook, describing how she was left shocked when boys under the age of 10, still children, harassed her from the window of a cafe in Meherchand market where she was sitting along with a female friend.

When the girls refused to give money to the beggars, the kids were joined by more kids and they all started staring at Tanya's visible legs and passed lewd comments on her.

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“We proceeded to ignore the young beggars as we usually do on the street. Things got worrisome when I found more kids joining them and then proceeding to look at my legs that were visible in a dress,” said Tanya in her Facebook post.

The beggars even entered the cafe and demanded that the women buy them food or give them money. Verbally harassing the girls claiming they could 'see everything' the children turned to abusing, forcing Tanya to call the manager of the cafe. The kids laughed when Tanya threatened to call the police.

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“What happened next was unbelievable and they started commenting on my dressing, how they could see ‘everything’ even as I was sitting on a chair with my legs crossed,” Tanya added.

Tanya and her friend finally called a cab to leave the area and as they exited the cafe towards the cab the kids followed and even allegedly threw stones on them.

“When they saw us ignoring them, they threw stones that didn’t hit us. I can’t believe I was scared of kids today,” she said.

View Tanya's Facebook post below: