Today, a senior CPIM leader Brinda Karat said that it was ‘shameful’ that the law dealing with sexual assault at the workplace was not been executed in most of the organization in the country.
Ms. Karat made such remarks amid the #MeToo movement attainment of momentum in the country. More women came forward in social media to narrate their personal experiences in the wide range of sexual misconduct.
She continued that “no consent from a woman means any act of sexual nature is an act of sexual harassment. Such men should be punished. It is shameful that the law is not being implemented at most workplaces.”
CPIM’s politburo member and All India Democratic Women’s Association supporter said that men need to be taught the meaning of consent.
Senior leader Ms. Karat said that “Women are breaking the culture of impunity which shields men in positions of power who act as though it is their entitlement that women should be sex objects for their pleasure.”