This week has seen a variety of feminist news and news related to women. Check out what you missed in our weekly feminist news wrap.
A rapist was granted bail last week by the Madras High Court, which asked him to meet his victim for a settlement and hinted at a ‘happy conclusion’ that could be marriage. “We would be very happy to see the criminal and the affected girl get together. That is our aim and objective,” said the chairperson of the women’s commission.
A new video titled Don’t Mancriminate which is part of a campaign that claims to fight for ‘men’s rights’ is doing the rounds on social media. The almost-five minute video takes the entire gender-equality debate to a new level by claiming that men are being discriminated against because ‘women are allowed free entry into night clubs’.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court in a historic judgment observed that tribal women, too, could inherit property.
The family of a 26-year-old woman from Mumbra who is eager to tie the nuptials with jailed gangster Abu Salem, is believed to have supported her stand and would accompany her to the nikaah ceremony.
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
Mahmood Farooqui, the Indian co-director of 2010 satirical comedy Peepli Live, has been arrested on rape charges. Farooqui assaulted an American woman of Indian origin in March at his Delhi home.
A physically-challenged married woman was set ablaze for resisting rape in Kanpur Dehat district. A case was lodged against the accused with Bhognipur police station. The accused is on the run.
In sports news, India suffered a 0-5 loss to New Zealand in the Hockey World League. The Indian women’s cricket team can rise to the fourth position in the ICC Rankings if it makes a cleansweep of the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand starting in Bangalore. Women’s World Cup: England send hosts Canada packing in tense quarter-final.
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