Hi Blank Noise, Have you addressed the issue of unsolicited mobile phone and internet harassment? It's quite a rampant form of harassment, the cons of advancements in technology. Just three weeks ago my friend had an unpleasant encounter with such a prankster. I have been at the receiving end too, for the past two weeks now I have had someone following me on Facebook, my email & my cell phone, info that I am generally careful about giving out. All my personal info is set to be private to be shared with people who I add as friends alone.
The options to counteract such incidents seem limited and ineffective. An FIR against this offender with his mobile phone number as his only info guarantees no action against him. The most the police will do is maybe call & warn him, which is futile. It actually happened to this friend of mine three weeks ago. This stalker has gathered a lot of details on me, I have no assurances for my safety if this person also happens to know where I live.
I thought you may have some suggestions/ideas on how to tackle such offences & offenders & bring them to book.
Have you experienced harassment on the web?
Have you b
n harassed by phone calls and text messages from unknown people?
How do you define web based harassment/ intimidation or phone based harassment? list- stalking, sexting (sending unwanted sexual messages on mobile
phone) How did you respond to it? (did you find yourself changing your mobile phone number . email id etc or did you confront it?)How was this experience different from the threat of being sexually assaulted / harassed on the street?
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Blank - that which is not allowed meaning, form or articulation. Noise - that which heightens, builds itself.
'Eve Teasing' in India is considered a joke or prank. Blank Noise is a public and participatory arts project that seeks to explore street dynamics and recognize 'eve teasing' as street sexual harassment or violence.
Blank Noise is a public and participatory arts project begun in August 2003 with a small group of 9 participants. Conceived as a personal reaction to street sexual harassment, the project has grown through workshops and local volunteers to a five-city, hundred-plus volunteer project that seeks to address street sexual violence through dialogue made possible as a result of sustained public interventions.