With the #MeToo movement finally gaining momentum in India, I hope that the issues concerning the safety of women working in ecology, wildlife science and conservation will be discussed and addressed, and that there will be a focus on creation of safe working environments for women in these fields. Being male, and not having been on the receiving end of sexual harassment, I realize that I may not fully comprehend the gravity of the situation. Hence, the comic has been created with inputs from various female friends, seniors and mentors working in ecology and conservation. I thank them for trusting me with the information, and for sharing their experiences with me.
The comic appears in my column with Sunday Mid-day.