This is the conversation (un-edited) I had with the authority at my B school right now. Rage on… people. How is this different from what the defense lawyer said?
This is so hopeless, should I laugh or cry?
Me: I would like to share this- on sexual harassment at *****
Hopefully, it does not exist anymore
Him: “If it was upto me, I would want women to dress in sarees but it’s not upto me so you can wear what ever”
I still say it. You know why?
Me: It doesn’t matter. That’s not the point
This is how I, as a woman feel
Him: Since you’ve accused me, I want to know what your assumptions were
Me: I haven’t accused you… my accusations come later… I have accused the students
And if that is the only part which irks you or enrages you… your reading it does not help make any change
Him: It has nothing to do with your being a woman. It was to do with MY being a tongue-in-the-cheek person
Me: In today’s times, there are some things which are better left unsaid
You cannot said that in a corporate work place
But… like I mentioned, the reason it is mentioned first is because that is the least of the issues
Him: I know saree is most difficult to manage and I joke with lady students it should be the uniform.
Me: What I and all other women faced is worse
I am sharing it so I hope you can ensure there are ethics maintained in *****… and not just for plagiarism
Him: You don’t know a bloody thing what I’m facing here to protect girls and you talk like a 50 year old mother hen. Come over here and give your gan to your idiot juniors. They cause me anguish.
Me: That’s not my job
I spoke up more than once in *****… nobody gave a damn
Him: Good bye. You were ineffective then and now. I gave you a chance to talk to students. You’re shirking.
Me: Talk about what?
***** needs to have stricter rules like they do for plagiarism
What about student body?
What happens to complaints raised?
Him: How there needs to be mutual respect and how we he to collectively protect ourselves from such miscreants
Me: Do the complaints reach an authority? Why not?
Him: Yes. I threw a politician’s son out last week due to harassing a girl.
If complaints don’t reach ask your SEC
Me: At my workplace I complained all the way to the MD to be heard. That shouldnt be the case in *****
Him: They protect their friends. This girl came to ME
Me: And yes, I learned ethics at *****… I still follow them…
Him: Listen lady…
Me: Yes, well, the student body asked me not to go to you directly
I am not throwing accusations… just so you can ensure such things don’t happen
Him: We have created a system of SEC based on trust. If they’re ineffective you had the administration to go to. What stopped you?
Him: B coz. …?
Him: This conversation is over. Thank you for your time