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Title:
WHO DECIDES WHAT 'OFFENCE' IS? ANALYZING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WITHIN A SUBJECTIVE DOMAIN

Authors:
Vidushi Dobhal

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Vidushi Dobhal
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.

MLA 8
Dobhal, Vidushi. "WHO DECIDES WHAT 'OFFENCE' IS?ANALYZING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WITHIN A SUBJECTIVE DOMAIN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 826-839, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=64. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA
Dobhal, V. (2019, February). WHO DECIDES WHAT 'OFFENCE' IS?ANALYZING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WITHIN A SUBJECTIVE DOMAIN. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 826-839. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=64
Chicago
Dobhal, Vidushi. "WHO DECIDES WHAT 'OFFENCE' IS?ANALYZING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WITHIN A SUBJECTIVE DOMAIN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 826-839. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=64.

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Abstract:
The issue of sexual harassment is one of the most debated in the present times. At a time when 'consent' and 'offence' are keywords that appear in the daily discourse, it becomes essential to analyze them. The paper discusses various scholars and their areas of specific studies pertaining to sexual harassment. The focus has been on the Sexual Harassment of Women Act in India which came into force in the year 2013 and the events that led to its realization. The paper then analyzes the contemporary issue of the popular social media campaign by the name of #MeToo which has re-opened debates, bringing issues such as dissent, anonymous complaints and accusations to the fore. The final argument entails that even though a legal cure is in place, the remedy for prohibition of Sexual Harassment remains incomplete till a social change and the basic realization for acknowledging fellow human beings with dignity does not see the light of the day.