Molestation is the sexual exploitation of a child or a woman by an adult for sexual gratification or for profit. Sexual abuse may include:
- Mutual masturbation
- Child pornography and child prostitution
More often than not, all of these horrible things occur with the knowledge of an adult beyond the perpetrator. That person and those of us whose contact is less direct have an obligation to report these crimes. Thus, molestation is the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
When the word molestation is used, it is often preceded by the word “child.” Molestation occurs when someone–either an adult or even another child has any kind of sexual contact with another individual. Child molestation occurs when an individual sees a child as a sexual object and advances on this idea. It is a form of sexual assault or sexual abuse. It includes fondling or masturbation of the victim or the abuser, sexual kissing, or forced exposure to sexual media. While it is natural for children to explore their bodies, a line can be crossed when a child is forced or coerced into doing something they do not want to do.
Molestation is a heinous crime; it shows the mentality of the men living in the society. Stricter laws should be made against women’s violation to keep women safe and maintain a healthier environment.
If the Union Women and Child Development Ministry has its way, molesters will face a hard time as the Government is planning to make the laws stricter for the culprits.
Molestation other than covering everything mentioned earlier may also cover Eve teasing. Eve teasing refers to all forms of harassment women face in public spaces that are considered trivial, funny and a part of day to day life, and reduce the modesty of the victims.