By: M.S.Yatnatti editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Repoetedly the Nobel Literature Prize will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within the ranks of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting in Stockholm a day earlier, on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex abuse allegations + and financial crimes scandals. "We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the Academy before the next laureate can be announced," Anders Olsson, the academy's permanent secretary, said according to a report in a statement. He said the academy was acting "out of respect for previous and future literature laureates, the Nobel Foundation and the general public.".An MBA education is no longer just about finance, marketing, accounting and economics. As topics like sexual harassment dominate the national conversation and chief executives weigh in on the ethical and social issues of the day, business schools around the country are hastily reshaping their curriculums with case studies ripped straight from the headlines.Writing on social media or what's up group or Telegram Groups is public document .Write responsibly writing in #Metoo is self defamation and to #Nameandshame is defamation if it is not pursued with a case to a court of law .Let us learn to respect woman's .The social media campaign #Metoo moves on to #Nameandshame but it should not stop at this but the victims of sexual assault should move to court of law. If you really want to fight for justice, take your case to a court of law. .
#Metoo moves on to #Nameandshame social media campaignis being debated as whether it the right way to go about dealing with rampant sexual abuse?.Reportedly It only takes a fistful of snow to snowball into something big controversy , destructive and, in some cases, absolutely necessary as this month, when news broke out aboutHollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged and prolonged sexual harassment, assault and rape of over dozen women, it sent shockwaves across the USA. But not many anticipated the consequences it would have across the globe. To start with, American actress Alyssa Milano posted a #MeToo tweet, a campaign originally started by Tarana Burke, to gauge the widespread problem of sexual misconduct, and gauge it did -millions of women, and men too, around the globe who have been subjected to sexual abuse spoke out.Reportedly now, a few in India have gone one step further -not only have they come out with stories of sexual abuse faced by them, they have named professors who allegedly sexually harassed or assaulted them. With the campaign's focus now having evolved from #MeToo to #NameAndShame, the list, originally compiled by Raya Sarkar, a law student from University of California at Davis, is a cumulative one, updated as and when victims come out with confessions.Allegdly Professors from some of India's premier institutes in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and many other cities, including Bengaluru, have been named. While the list is not a legal document, and one used to combat, in the words of Facebook user Inji Pennu, `the archaic legal system that has no clue about sexual aggression', it raises concerns about the legitimacy of the claims. Kannada actress Neethu, who was among the first from the industry to join #MeToo, reportedly she isn't in favour of the direction the campaign has taken, which has now moved to naming and shaming perpetrators. "People have been questioning the #MeToo campaign and if there was any point to it at all, which I think is insensitive .It was only a window to the magnitude of the issue. Naming perpetrators, though, is a totally different ball game and not one that should be on social media. Any person is considered innocent until proven guilty and that is the case with everyone who is being named. If you really want to fight for justice, take your case to a court of law. Social media becomes a platform to fight a cause only when all else fails," says Neethu.Actress Meghana Gaonkar, however, feels strongly on shaming the perpetrators but warns against it being misused. She says, "I think #NameAndShame has pros and cons.If people have been victims of sexual assault and get a chance to name their assaulter, then it is an outlet and relief for them. Sexual predators have to be named and people should know what the person has done. On the flipside, people can take advantage of this and misuse it. Having said that, I feel that there might be one or two cons, but there are 10 pros to doing this. It is important to shame wrongdoers.".At the time of going to print, a total of 75 professors were named on the list. In interviews with other publications, Raya has stated that she has received over 300 messages from different women -often accusing the same professor of sexual harassment. Inji backed the statement, saying the list was compiled from first-person accounts of the victims and where the victim preferred to remain anonymous, a friend stood in, and evidence in the form of WhatsApp messages, call recordings, screenshots and emails had been collected and saved.