Tanushree Ghosh, senior engineer and program manager at Intel Corporation, and founder-director of Her Rights Inc, speaks to us about her book Beyond #MeToo: Ushering Women’s Era or Just Noise? (SAGE India, 2021).
What is your target audience?
I’m targeting men and women of any age group who care about gender violence and sexual harassment but have nowhere to educate themselves. I look at soft and hard patriarchy, and how they manifest at home and at work. This book is also for readers interested in the economic argument for gender parity, and the cost of sexual harassment to corporations and nations. When women feel safe at work, it empowers them and also increases the GDP.
I was pregnant when the Nirbhaya rape happened in Delhi. I asked myself: “What kind of a world am I bringing my child into?” I felt I had to do something or I’d lose the right to complain and get upset. I started Her Rights Inc. to end gender violence and facilitate social justice. That fed into my book, along with case studies from corporate India and America since I’ve worked with Intel in both countries.