Locker room speak has at all times been problematic and for many who assume in any other case and level out that “boys can be boys”- right here’s the place it will get worse.
Screenshots from an Instagram group referred to as Bois Locker Room have been going viral on Twitter and Fb during the last couple of days. Made by and comprising of Delhi faculty boys, primarily from Class 11 and Class 12, the group was for sharing images of classmates, additionally minors, adopted by lurid discussions about their our bodies, graphic sexualisation and even informal mentions of rape.
Cyber safety consultants and the Delhi Fee For Ladies (DCW) has taken discover of this and the latter has written to Instagram and Delhi Police asking them to take motion in opposition to this group.
DCW chief @SwatiJaiHind points discover to Instagram and Delhi Police within the matter of a bunch named “boys locker room” being utilized by some miscreants to share objectionable footage of minor ladies and planning unlawful acts equivalent to rape of minor ladies. #boyslockerroom pic.twitter.com/PyzxGCv7kt
— Delhi Fee for Ladies – DCW (@DCWDelhi) Might four, 2020
All of the contributors are teenage boys and the images are of underage ladies, there are a couple of studies alleging Bois Locker Room members of sharing nude/morphed footage of girls as nicely.
Experiences have it that the group is run by boys who’re between the ages of 16 and 18, finding out in posh South Delhi faculties. The record of members of the group has additionally been launched publicly together with screenshots of their discussions.
These chats are about having intercourse with their classmates, score them on their appears to be like and their physique. There are additionally cases of those boys sharing images then asking others to guess how outdated the woman is.
As leaked screenshots of the group chats went viral and outrage adopted on social media, many members of the group have allegedly deactivated their accounts whereas some others have resorted to threatening to leak nude photographs and hack the accounts of girls who’ve outed them.
Experiences have it that many social media customers have reported a number of the members of the Bois Locker Room who’ve been recognized and instances have been filed in opposition to them underneath the IT Act, nonetheless, we have no idea for sure. However now that cybersecurity consultants and the DCW have gotten concerned, we count on authorized motion to be taken quickly.
Delhi Police has been requested to file a report on motion taken by it by Might eight.