I read this article the other day about the all-female trains in India. Apparently, sexual harassment– which is referred to over there as “eve teasing” which is a little weird– on public trains is so severe and prevelant in certain Indian cities that they have set up trains for women only. The article’s highlights are here along with some photos.
The article adds some insight into the growing trend of women in India working outside the home and other traditional roles – and the negative response it’s getting from some of the men.
But then I saw this other article about women in India becoming boxers as a way of getting out of poverty. Maybe they should put the boxers up against some of these sexual harassers. Just kidding.
More on India when I read that book!