The women at LUMS chose to take a stand against the abuse by holding a sit-in outside the administration office.
The women at LUMS chose to take a stand against the abuse by holding a sit-in outside the administration office.

Last week, Lums came in the spotlight after some of its female students exposed the sexist content of a closed group titled “Dankpuna at Lums”, which reportedly had more than 600 members, most of them male students from the university and alumni.

The female students came across the group and saw that it was polluted with sexist, derogatory and offensive content, mostly memes which slut-shamed and objectified women and also targeted the Feminist Society (FemSoc) at Lums. They took screenshots of the content and shared it to various social media platforms.

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People were horrified by what they saw and applauded the women for standing up.

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The women at Lums chose to take a stand against the abuse by holding a sit-in outside the administration office, and Twitter again praised them for not backing down.

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This incident also prompted one woman to share her on-campus harassment story to prove that this behaviour goes unchecked and unpunished in universities.

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