509. Word gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a womanWhoever intending to insult the modesty of any woman utters any word makes any sound or gesture or exhibits any object intending that such word or sound shall be heard or that such gesture or object shall be seen by such woman or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

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exquisite_me said...

the most common mistake we as women make is pass of someone 'brushing past' as a mistake or unintentional. what is troubling is this is so common that its hardy ever addressed as an 'issue'. its rare that we travel by bus or walk down the street feeling comfortable. eyes and looks can really 'pierce' if i may say so.i'm really glad that so much is being done to make both men and women 'aware'.

laks said...

I agree... our society makes all women, socially conditioned to do so.

I wonder whether there will ever be a time when rape will be considered as normal

J said...

well...what about marital rape then?

it's not voiced most often because it is not even thought of as rape.