Woman’s Article on Lynchings Brings Out the Worst in Trolls

An English Literature student’s article on lynchings in the name of the cow has attracted trolls’ attention.

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An English Literature student’s article on the lynchings in the name of the cow has attracted trolls’ attention. (Photo: iStock)

“Feminist Bimbos from Delhi’s LSR do ra*di rona on a single death of a Muslim boy (sic).”

And the troll goes on:

“I am sure that her degeneracy stems from the fact that she was molested by a maulvi.” When he was blocked, Karn Singh Rathore, the troll, called her a sheltered pu*sy.

And the trolls didn’t stop here, they went on to say that she should be sent to Pakistan because she’s Sindhi and Sindhis are traitors. They even demanded that she should be lynched.

Let’s set the issue in perspective: Simrann Keshwani, an English Literature student at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi wrote an article in Youth Ki Awaaz, an online portal, on the psychological nature of violence with a focus on lynchings in the name of Gau Mata.

It’s impossible to achieve consensus on everything in politics and a healthy debate and criticisms are healthy for democracy.

However, online sexual harassment and sending death threats are a crime. Sample this:

Woman’s Article on Lynchings Brings Out the Worst in Trolls
Woman’s Article on Lynchings Brings Out the Worst in Trolls

Unfortunately, women are often at the receiving end of online trolling. The public scrutiny of women — especially of those who are proudly ambitious and fiercely independent — is very different from the standards used to measure men. And the subtext is always sexual.

This time it was Simrann, it could be me or you the next time.

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