Because I am a student of journalism

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Sitting in front of the screen

I strain my eyes

Reading newspapers

In the online archives

Sixty of them

In four days

Mentally exhausted

Emotionally drained

As I finish scanning them

for the words

‘Rape’, ‘sexual assault’ and ‘sexual harassment’

Reflecting that the world is a bad place

I ask my feelings to disappear

Because I am a student of journalism

Reporting about reportage of rape.

PS: I’m short of words to describe how I have been feeling these days.


Read: The rapes on Page 9

Also read: दुष्कर्म. And रेप. The paradoxical language of बलात्कार in a Hindi newspaper


Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

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