‘Trolls know if they threaten a woman with physical harm, there will be a mental toll’

Ashraf Engineer

September 21, 2022

When RJ Sayema was targeted for celebrating India’s win over Pakistan in a cricket match, it was yet another example of the abuse and humiliation women, especially Muslim women and those in the media, face daily on social media. It’s so common now that it’s become normalised. But it can’t be normal for the targets of such attacks. It must be a scary, vulnerable, distressing spot to be in. Sayema speaks to All Indians Matter.

This was one of the most moving, thought-provoking and fun episodes I’ve done. Don’t miss it.

58% of women have faced online harassment or abuse, says study:  https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/58-young-females-on-social-media-have-faced-harassment-abuse-survey-120100600667_1.html

Amnesty study says Muslim women were subjected to 94.1% more trolling when compared to women from other ethnicities and religions: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/social-media-and-trolling-the-targeting-of-women-1113588.html

Laws against online abuse and threats: https://www.legalserviceindia.com/legal/article-4112-female-abuse-through-social-networking-sites-a-critical-analysis-of-it-act-2000.html