#MeToo: Why Women Refuse to Believe Other Women


#MeToo: Why Women Refuse to Believe Other Women

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


he last few days, whether you’re a man or a woman, have been confusing. As India’s #MeToo movement shows no signs of abating, no one is sure what the outcome will be. But the one thing we do know is that sexual harassment is a lot more pervasive than it seems.

There has been no dearth of stories even though hundreds more are still to be heard. We’ve mustered the courage to call out celebrities and strangers, but the movement hasn’t yet reached the point where we can call out those close to us. Perhaps we never will, because a significant part of the problem is not men… but the women who refuse to believe the survivors.