Is Alok ‘Sansari’ Nath’s “Jail the bitch” a the clarion call for the next phase of women’s movement in this country? Are women becoming tired, slowly but surely, of being abused into silence in the cyber world?
When 27-year-old Aishwarya Subramaniam expressed an opinion on the internet, a faceless troll responded: he wanted to kick her in her buttocks and throw her off the cliff. Another said: you need a severe bashing and bullets in your vagina. Increasingly, the internet is becoming no place for a woman with a different opinion. But the woman is no longer willing to hit the mute button. Or at least not all the time.