Social online platforms are great for discussing, debating, keeping our views and opinions. But do you know that there are some basic rules regarding the usage of appropriate words, especially, while using them to describe sexual harassment against women?

Breakthrough, a human rights organization working to make violence against women and girls unacceptable, has made a series of posters describing the ground rules that one must follow while discussing sensitive issues like Sexual Harassment on blogs or social media.


1. Do not use shame imagery

Do not use shame imagery

2. Don’t use the word “eve-teasing”

Dont use the word eve-teasing

3. Refrain from adding background of a woman

Refrain from adding background of woman

4. “SURVIVOR” is the word.

Survivor is the word

5. Avoid using passive voice.

Use passive voice