The activist who had become popular in the media after the Kiss of Love campaign has threatened to sue the portal if the story is not withdrawn.

Activist Arundhathi threatens to sue Manorama online for using her post without permission
Flix Sensationalism Friday, January 29, 2016 - 19:12

Student and activist Arundhathi B has threatened to sue Malayala Manorama online for reproducing her Facebook post, that too with a salacious headline.

On Friday, Manorama Online published an article titled, “Majority of men see me as a sex worker: Arundhati.”

Though the title indicated an interview, the online portal had actually republished Arundhathi’s Facebook post on Thursday.

Responding to this, she wrote on Friday,”Manorama online has reproduced a Facebook post I wrote without my permission with a title that is misleading. This is what I was trying to convey in yesterday's post also. The media is not celebrating me, but my name is being used to give sexual satisfaction for the male chauvinist mind,” she wrote.

The Manorama Online story

The activist who had become popular in the media after the Kiss of Love campaign has threatened to sue the portal if the story is not withdrawn.

In a post on Thursday Arundhati had written about caste identity politics and the death of Rohith Vemula. Arundhati through her post laments on the unwarranted media attention on her during many issues. She rues that her skin color and controversial persona had made the media come to her, and she had taken a conscious decision to stay back at many events.  She concludes saying that ‘attention does not mean acceptance’. “It is not the recognition that a noble woman gets, what I get is the attention for a street girl.”

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