After #MeToo, a Facebook list names South Asian academics. Some say it’s a step too far.

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    Allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and a social media campaign that followed are raking up long-muffled controversies across the globe. Now a list of academics accused of assault has caused a frenzy among India's intellectuals.

    When Raya Sarkar, a 24-year-old law student of Indian descent at the University of California at Davis, posted a crowdsourced list on Facebook of male academics who allegedly harassed or assaulted women, India's academic world splintered.

    Sarkar's list, based mostly on first-person accounts from women, includes the names of more than 60 prominent male academics. She said women provided her with WhatsApp messages and emails to corroborate their claims.

    Some say the list is the product of a broken system that fails to hold sexual predators to account. But many, including a group of Indian feminists, said the list devalues “due process,” putting unverified accusations on equal footing with cases in which men were convicted of sexual crimes.


    Sarkar defended the list in an interview with BuzzFeed, saying she created it in the aftermath of the Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo campaign, in which women shared their experiences of sexual harassment or assault. “The list is primarily for students to be wary of their professors, because in my opinion, knowing how college administrations function, harassers will continue to hold their positions of power,” she said.

    The list, which has been widely shared, leaves out names of accusers, and specific details of the incident that could allow alleged predators to identify their victims.

    Partha Chatterjee, a social scientist and historian from the eastern city of Kolkata, denied allegations in a response published by the Wire news website. He wrote, “I am certain that in 44 years of my association with the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, I have never been involved in an incident in which I could be accused of having sexually harassed a student.

    “I believe it is fair for me to demand that the nature of the allegation against me be made known to me so that I could make a specific response to it. Otherwise, I demand that my name be removed from the list,” he wrote.

    Prominent feminists also have lashed out against Sarkar. A post on the feminist Kafila blog signed by over a dozen noted women activists said, “It worries us that anybody can be named anonymously, with lack of answerability . . . We too know the process is harsh and often tilted against the complainant. We remain committed to strengthening these processes . . . This manner of naming can de-legitimize the long struggle against sexual harassment, and make our task as feminists more difficult.”

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    Birathers and sisters of DFI, the beginning of the end is finally here. The venomous snake that is feminism is eating itself.

    Google "Raya Sarkar's list", go through the absurd amount of articles on this shit fest and cherish the moment.

    What bothers me is that Gujarat elections stole the thunder or else this was THE moment to slap the virtue signalling SJWs to their grave.
     
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    yes I am aware ..............all the " Professors " in her List are " Male Feminists " aka Mangina :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    and feminazis Like KAVITA KRISHNAN are supporting their Rapist allies . :pound::pound:
     
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    Dude I am so angry at myself right now. I spent the last one month focussing on what's happening in US that this never caught my attention.

    Missed forest for trees.:facepalm:
     
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    Wimmin charging self-proclaimed male feminists of sexual harassment. :rotfl: Let the lefties devour their own.
     
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    Media protects their allies, media is full of it.
    We find such feminist ppl in list because after abusing women, they tell them its ok, we both (50-50) were partners in crime. I did, you allowed.
     
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    This was never not true. Assholes like Tarun Tejpal found apologists faster than a speeding bullet.

    One difference is that stunt like this will be etched in the memory of netizens and will be thrown at these feminist faces.
     
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    The best thing that came out of this is the term which is now my favourite, "savarna feminism". Probably the only instance in which you can say, "caste system zindabad".

    In this corner of the ring we have a "Dalit meme maker" ripping the "savarna feminism" a new one. Yep, that in its entirety is who she is. She is a Dalit who makes memes.

    ‘The List’ is a time’s-up moment for savarna feminism

    https://theprint.in/2017/10/31/list-time-moment-savarna-feminism/amp/

    Facing her on the opposite side of the ring, we have a "savarna feminist" who is running from pillar to pole after being called out.

    From Feminazi to Savarna Rape Apologist in 24 hours

    https://kafila.online/2017/10/28/from-feminazi-to-savarna-rape-apologist-in-24-hours/amp/

    It's a bloody long rant but if you go through it you'll notice the considerable shift in tone. Raya Sarkar and her goons have hit them where it hurts the most, their identity politics.

    This is similar to the rifts created in the left liberal space in US in the aftermath of Trump's election. "Feminists of colour" were openly abusing White women for voting Trump.
     
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    Just read it. These hard let feminist cunts are turning on their own and hopefully will eat each other up. And the hilarious part is that this was written by a self proclaimed "meme maker".
     
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