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I am a lawyer working with persons subject to sexual abuse. I am also involved in policy work which aims towards bringing in a justice system which doesn't re-traumatize and is humane. For me, my work doesn't stop there. It includes fighting against the ubiquitous rape culture which promotes survivor blaming, normalizes sexual violence, and fails to understand the complex nature of the harm it causes

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Axone: The Problematic Representation Of The Nepali Community In The Film

Axone: The Problematic Representation Of The Nepali Community In The Film

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Dear makers of Axone, Nepali women need not be othered from empowerment. Axone betrays a decent portrayal of a Nepali character even when Upasana centres the maximum screen presence throughout the film.
Swapna Suresh: When Women Become Prime Suspects, Media Trials And Objectification Follow

Swapna Suresh: When Women Become Prime Suspects, Media Trials And Objectification Follow

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Sarith Kumar, who had worked as a PRO with the UAE Consulate was arrested in connection to the gold smuggling case the same day. He named a woman Swapna Suresh as an accomplice. Swapna, who has been absconding ever since, submitted a petition and moved the high court for anticipatory bail stating that she was being falsely implicated.
Internalised Patriarchy: The Undying Seeds Of Sexism In Our Minds

Internalised Patriarchy: The Undying Seeds Of Sexism In Our Minds

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Women have internalised patriarchy so deeply that they don’t even know the wrong in their own perspective.