The Power of the Uncowed Woman

Social Commentary

The Power of the Uncowed Woman

Illustration: Akshita Monga

I

was sitting in the accounts class of my design school, wondering why I was dealing with numbers when all I wanted to do was make clothes. The HR in-charge peeked in to inform the instructor that I was needed outside immediately. A little surprised, I followed her out. “He’s here,” she said. “He’s insisting that you see him right away. Please talk to him and ask him not to do this again.”

My faculties caved in. I knew I should stay put and tell her that she should ask him to leave. Get help if required. But no one knew what this was about.

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