When under attack you can either go on the offensive or act defensive. Siddhartha Varma, who is into corporate communications, wants women to take the first route minus the violence.
The 29-year-old says, “When I was thinking of what gift I would like to give my sister on Raksha Bandhan this year, it made me contemplate on the current environment in the country where women are increasingly feeling threatened and insecure.
I want to gift my sister a safer place where she is respected and treated well. The idea motivated me to start Gift A Condom, a Facebook page that was launched on August 19.”
The description of the page encapsulates it’s aim. “To assholes who stare, pass remarks and outrage the modesty of women... so they don’t reproduce assholes like themselves!” it says and adds, “Gift A Condom is symbolic and we attempt to uncover potential stalkers by posting their pictures, messages and other such advances by shaming them in public.”
One can write in at email@example.com or visit the Facebook page.