Women Beat Catcallers With Flip-Flops As Crowd Watches

This is the moment two women beat a pair of suspected catcallers with flip-flops as a crowd watches on a busy street.

Story By: Alex CopeSub-Editor: Joseph Golder; Agency: AsiaWire Report;

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The incident occurred in the city of Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand in India after the two men had reportedly catcalled the two women, who have not been named in reports.

In the video, a crowd can be seen gathered around as the two women confront the men, one of whom is sat on a scooter.

One of the women wearing a pink top repeatedly slaps one of the alleged catcallers with a slipper in the face and her companion then grabs him an shakes him by his t-shirt.

The woman in the motorcycle helmet then slaps him with a flip-flop before turning to his companion on the scooter.

The crowd then step in to stop the violence and local media report one of the women could be heard shouting: “Now you’re calling me ‘Didi’ (sister) but will you ever call me ‘baby’ again as you did before?”

It is unclear how the incident ended or if a police report was filed.

Reports state the men had been “Eve-teasing” the women, a euphemism used throughout South Asia for public sexual harassment or sexual assault of women by men

The Indian National Commission for Women has suggested that the expression be replaced by a different term as they say Eve-teasing refers to the temptress nature of Eve from the Bible’s creation story and so places responsibility on the woman as a tease.

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