We don't approve of women's day — it marginalises, we think — but we do think that sexual harassment is a problem that needs more awareness, so, here's a mail we got from one of the people behind the Blank Noise Project
To recognize Women's Day, and as part of an effort to build a core constituency that is aware of the Blank Noise Project, we're organizing a blogathon for Tuesday, the 7th of March. Blank Noise is asking other bloggers to post about their experiences of sexual harassment - as a victim, perpetrator or bystander - at work, at home or in the public sphere. On International Women's Day, which is March 8th, it would be exciting to see the theme of harassment become audible on the Indian blogosphere.
If you will participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know - then on March 7th, we'll link to all the participating bloggers from the Blank Noise homepage, and hopefully it will be an archive that will help us understand and stay angry about harassment. For the time being, it would be great if participants posted on their blogs in anticipation, to spread the word. Spread the word in other ways, too.
BNP's target audience isn't really the blogging community, but the Delhi arm of the campaign is a young one and this will be a encouraging step, whether effective or just symbolic, towards interventions closer to the street.
Hit us up with any questions you have about the blogathon or the campaign as a whole.
Please use this Technorati tag on your Blog-a-thon posts: blog-a-thon 2006 Here's the code you can copy and paste: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/blog-a-thon%202006">Blog-a-thon 2006</a>