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The News Minute | December 12, 2014 | 05:20 pm IST  CNN-IBN on Friday reportedly put out a tweet saying 'Share your selfie/picture of the dress you were wearing when harassed. Post with the hashtag #NoCityForWomen.' An image of four women- in a salwar, jeans, skirt/dress and sari- accompanied the tweet.  In what was likely an attempt, to initiate a discussion on whether or not, and to what extent, clothing plays a role in being harassed, now seems to have backfired.  ( This image was uploaded on Reddit by a user ) Several users have taken to Twitter criticising IBN's tweet which they seem to have found in bad taste.  @ibnlive #NoCityForWomen Really? Is this the best way to sensationalize the issue and baking your social media cookies? Its rather offending — रोज़गार की तलाश में (@anupsjaiswal) December 12, 2014 Creepy. What on earth were you thinking @ibnlive ? pic.twitter.com/v73MaMEmgq — Brumby (@brownbrumby) December 12, 2014 How not to combine trends #101 @ibnlive Share your selfie of the dress you were wearing when harassed. hashtag #NoCityForWomen — Froodycat. (@HighHeelsWaali) December 12, 2014 .@ibnlive Is there some newsletter I can sign up to, to keep me abreast of when your new rape-fantasy vertical launches? — Rohan (@mojorojo) December 12, 2014 Share the pic of fingers who typed this. Shame. "@ibnlive: Share your selfie of the dress u were wearing when harassed. #NoCityForWomen" — Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) December 12, 2014 Dear @ibnlive you need to rethink when hiring your social media managers #NoCityForWomen — Charvi (@blankmarks) December 12, 2014 Are you kidding me? RT @ibnlive Share your selfie/picture of the dress you were wearing when harassed. Post with the hashtag #NoCityForWomen — Van Diablo (@VanDiablo) December 12, 2014 The hashtag #NoCityForWomen is still doing the rounds on Twitter with users mostly giving a thumbs-down to IBN. However, there was one user who felt that though IBN's idea was not a clever one, their intentions seemed to be 'noble'.  In their defence @ibnlive 's intention was noble. #NoCityForWomen. — Ezaz Patel (@dotingdadchhe) December 12, 2014 After the considerable backlash it received, IBN seems to have deleted the earlier tweet and put a fresh tweet asking people to give their views on whether a person's dress matters in an incident of street sexual harassment.  Street sexual harassment: Does it matter what you are wearing? #NoCityforWomen — CNN-IBN News (@ibnlive) December 12, 2014

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