Bois Locker Room sparks demand for consent and sex education

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Team Careers360 | May 6, 2020 - 3:53 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI:On May 4, screenshots of an Instagram group called ‘Bois Locker Room’ were shared widely on social media.

In the screenshots, boys belonging to well-known private schools in Delhi were commenting, objectifying and even allegedly morphing pictures of their fellow female schoolmates.

When the screenshots were leaked, the boys formed a new group with fake usernames and proceeded to incite violence against the girls who leaked the screenshots with one person even suggesting gang-raping them.

Since then, the Delhi Police have identified 20 members of the group and have confiscated their smartphones, according to reports. The Delhi Commission for Women has taken a suo motu cognisance of the issue.

As per a report by the Hindustan Times, in an unrelated incident, a 14-year old boy died by suicide following accusations of molestation by fellow female students on the same day.

The incident sparked wide outrage and initiated conversations on the importance of consent and how such violent behaviour gets normalised on social media. It even led many to demand sex education and consent education for school children.

Consent education

Normalising violent behaviour

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Correction: An earlier version of the story incorrectly said that the student who died by suicide was connected to the 'Bois Locker Room' incident. This has been corrected.

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