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How Indian women commute: The daily battle of going to work

There is hardly any discussion on how to make it safe for women to return home from work.

By Indulekha Aravind American gender researcher Jackson Katz often tries out this exercise with his audience: he asks men and women what they do to prevent themselves from being sexually assaulted. Invariably, the men are silent or will joke about it till one of them remarks that they don’t think about it, while the women will have a
to be as severe as the crime,” she says. She doesn’t reveal her ordeal to her husband lest he stops her from working. “The only reason I have come here, leaving my daughter with my mother back home, is to make some money. What is the point of staying here if I am not able to earn?” she asks.

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