After metoo, here comes list of 61 ‘sexual harasser’ professors on a facebook list; know more

After metoo, here comes list of 61 ‘sexual harasser’ professors on a facebook list; know more

Amidst recent campaigns and news stories as to how the sexual misconduct is increasingly happening and that there is need for it to be exposed by the victim rather than being silent about it and tolerating it, here comes another shocker. A viral Facebook post has now identified at least 61 professors as sexual harassers and the list has been uploaded by one law student.

Nearly 61 professors and academicians have been called “sexual harasser” in viral Facebook post. The list, floated by 24-year-old law student Raya Sarkar, consists of names from over 30 universities, colleges and institutes.

Nearly 10 names are from Delhi University and another 10 from Jadavpur University. Other universities include Ambedkar University (AUD), Film and Television Institute (FTII), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) etc.

In the Facebook post, Sarkar, a master law student at University of California Davis School of Law, writes, “If any one knows of academics who have sexually harassed/were sexually predatory to them or have seen it first hand PM me and I’ll add them to the list.”

Raya claims that the was prepared not with institutional action in mind, but as a cautionary list for students.

Responding to this, fourteen feminists, including Kavita Krishnan and Nivedita Menon, published a post on online blog Kafila asking Sarkar to take down the the post “in which men are being listed and named as sexual harassers with no context or explanation.


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