But speaking in the light of reality that women experience twice the amount of harassment than men on these platforms, it is certain that a concerted attempt to shut out feminine voices is being practiced on these platforms.’Sulli Deals’ is only the most recent example. Social media is designed for everybody to share their perceptions and opinions regardless of their gender, but the oppressors silence the feminine voice specifically to obstruct our flourishing minds. While demanding equality in the offline world, we should also be conscious of ensuring equality in the online world.
Social media is shifting in our lives from mere entertainment to a necessity, so there should be considerable decrease in cyber harassment against women in every platform of social media ranging from Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.
Today, living in the world’s largest democracy, under a well-drafted constitution, in which liberation is guaranteed to all irrespective of identity, a question is being asked by many Indian women, who are weighed down under the trauma of everyday harassment: are we not worthy of respect and dignity? The silence is deafening.