This Powerful Video Shows How Exactly Men Look When They Leer At Women In Public
Indian film school Whistling Woods International, released a powerful PSA on December 16th, exactly one year after a horrific New Delhi gang rape made international headlines
The video shows men staring at women on buses, at restaurants, at trains and on the road. The clip begins with two men on a bike staring at the thighs of a girl wearing shorts and riding a scooter.
It then moves on to three men inside a bus staring at a girl's cleavage as she sleeps on the shoulder of her companion, another woman
The video then shows a man leering at a woman's midriff with a tattoo on it, and next a man sitting inside local train staring at a woman wearing a burqa
All the four situations are dealt with when the men are shown reflective surfaces which show them how they look when they are staring at the women with their ignoble intentions
Of course, uncomfortable public leering and the ubiquity of the "male gaze" are not issues specific to Indian culture. Most of the scenes we see in this ad happen daily in Malaysia -- and in other countries around the world.