At just 27 years of age, Namita Bal has already assumed the role of India's Junior Fed Cup Captain, which means that she mentors and accompanies India's junior team as they compete against the best players in the world.
The history of Kashmir seems to be like a pendulum oscillating between homelessness and the fear of homelessness, driving the clock of the “present times” marking the politics of the valley.
Slut shaming is a patriarchal tactic of stigmatizing or slandering women whose sexual conduct is perceived as falling out-of-line of the patriarchal script of sexual propriety, or so-called ‘virtuous’ femininity.
It was horrific but also slightly fascinating to be thrust quite so suddenly into the world of gendered trolling, and to observe just how much of the trolling was focused on my gender, on sexism, on casual abuses that centered on my character as a woman.
The whole sequence of events around the LawSikho webinar was a rude awakening that sexism continues to plague every section and every level of society.
And after the Great Indian Lockdown due to Covid-19, which left thousands homeless and jobless, Working mothers fear for their incomes and jobs which had already been hanging by a thread in the past.
When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
The relationship between NGOs and the Women’s Movement has lead to a loss of collective feminist politics which was based on autonomy like in the 1980’s.
The myths around menstruation are sugar-coated with care and affection. Disguising it in the name of the gift, women are restricted and excluded.