In India, the term used to denote a ubiquitous culture of harassment, intimidation, obscenity and sexual assault meant to prevent women from appearing on the street and using public transport.
On the bus to work, a young man took out his penis and started masturbating with one hand while grabbing my breasts with the other. The police did nothing, saying the man was merely "eve-teasing." Then, they put their hands inside their trousers and asked me to tell about the incident again.
by zoic December 31, 2012
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The use of sexual innuendo, making of indecent suggestions and sometimes minor physicall sexual harrassment (e.g. "accidental" touching or pinching). Typically perpetrated by male youths against a somewhat older women. An expression used widely on the Indian Sub-continent.
Reported in the Times of India, 25th Dec 2009, when a femail doctor publicly beat a youth in Lucknow in response to the obscene suggestions he had made - headlined as a case of Eve-teasing.
by Phalanges56 December 25, 2009