Happy Birthday Blank Noise Action Heroes/ BN Guys!

We are 9 today! Congratulations to all of you for the innumerable ways in which you have been involved and built conversation about street sexual harassment

Amongst a million things we hope and strive to achieve we think its about time we took time to
create a *NEW LOGO* ( and website).  We would LOVE to have YOU design it.

  • Your submission/s will be shared here  . 
  • You are welcome of course to submit more than 1 or a variation. 
  • Attach a brief note about the design.
  • Send in your logo by August 31 -blurtblanknoise at gmail .com subject titled BN LOGO
  • The new logo will be selected by both your popular vote and a BN core team.
  • There are no guidelines. Encouraging you to send in questions- compiled faqs will be published.

The selected logo designer will get an Action Hero goody bag and ofcourse will always be referred to as our logo designer.

Do share this far and wide.

Dhanyavaad -Shukriya- Tumba Thanks- Thank you- Danke Chon- Arigatoh


Pallavi , You and Me

Mumbai lawyer murdered for yelling at security guard

Pallavi wasn't murdered for yelling at  the security guard.

She was murdered because the man who murdered her believed he could. 
She was murdered because we live in a 'culture' that finds excuses for murder- nothing 'provoked' 
murder/ attack/ violence.  There is no such thing as 'honour killing' - it's murder. There is no such thing as 'asking for it'.
She was murdered because there are more than few men who have anger issues and have been allowed to have anger issues because they are 'men'.  Masculinities needs some serious urgent attention.  
She was murdered because her neighbours kept their doors shut tight.

A city isn't unsafe for woman- just by itself.  

You make it safe when you don't ignore, dismiss or trivialise violence.
You make it safe when you don't let fear overtake your spirit. Streets would always be safer if there were more of YOU / me outside. NO?
You make it safe when you let someone being assaulted know you are there for them. ( street violence / domestic violence/ all violence- Do send in strategies on how the 3rd person could intervene)
You make it safe when you report to the cop. ( yes we know the cops have a LOT of work to do on earning public trust BUT )  
You make it safe when you recognise there are fewer people who set out to harm, and more people living in fear of being harmed. You are part of the latter. Make that fear your strength.