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
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