I don’t know can we just decide to trust and like live our lives that way and what happens if we do. and the last thing I’ll say is I’d like to pull out this statistic , “ men are far more likely to be attacked in public spaces than women. The reason that women are told to fear is because the way in which they might be attacked can be sexual but like if you’re walking around alone and you’re a dude then you are much more likely to have something physically happen to you and no one talks about that ever.
Thank you for this event whoever is organizing this and I just came out to hang out with my friends and at the same time apart from having fun with my friends I kind of like felt the purpose of reclaiming the public space. And thank you for that.
I just got an invitation from Facebook and I came, I have never been part of any event like this and I came here purely out of curiosity
It just struck me that I always actually after lunch if I get time in the university law I just go out and sit there. and umm it’s slightly different outside than this area because definitely we feel different, we feel much more safer in the campus.
Everyone tells me you’re in Delhi you should carry a pepper spray with you, I refuse to do that. Because I don’t want to live in that constant fear that because I’m a woman and something will happen to me.
I might be able to do this again and again given that I saw quite a few men sleeping randomly while coming here. But to do this in such an organized manner… and maybe to learn about what your experiences. I think that adds to its value. And it feels good coming here.
I’ve been in Delhi for quite a while now, 8 years or something but every now and then I look at the park below my house and I keep wondering why can’t I sleep on this bench because I really really love nature and I love open spaces
I came here just to sleep and it was really nice.
I’m not from Delhi, I came here from work. I thought I’m getting an opportunity to sleep in an open space with people with the same kind of outlook.
I came here especially to take a break from work because this is something so rare, women just lounging around in a park and just chatting or even sleeping.
I only came here to sleep, read in the open, which I’ve never done and It was an amazing experience.
Reclaiming public spaces has been an academic discourse for a really long time. However we hardly see it translating into any, say, physical action.
I think this is one of the ways of furthering a personal goal of you know just going out by myself.
I know all of the anxieties of being a new person in the city and being a woman in the city. I was excited about maybe tackling some of those fears.