That menstrual hygiene might hinder the relief work for Covid-19 due to patriarchal mindsets was a far-fetched thought. Alas, we were wrong.
I feel, there is a unconscious gender stereotyping that runs deeper in our psyche every time, we gift a woman a pressure cooker. Ask yourself, would you ever gift a pressure cooker to a man unless he is particularly interested in cooking?
Mandatory stay-at-home rules, economic uncertainty, and anxiety caused by the pandemic have led to an increase in domestic violence.
The courts and legal processes are ignorant and lack sensitivity when dealing with the cases of violence against Dalit women.
Abortion in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like this, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.
The assigned gender roles, something that felt distant from pages, suddenly felt so heart-wrenching in the days of the lockdown.
Millions the world over have to leave their homes to earn their ‘rozi roti’ or livelihood. Bread or roti is such an integral part of our existence that it is part of our vocabulary and the idioms we use in our speech.
Young girls see no representation of their sex at professional levels in football, and their male companions often taunt them in relation to their assumed lack of knowledge about the sport.
Having to adjust their body to a limited number of times that they can urinate, the time of the day when they can urinate, the amount of liquid their body can intake to manage their pee, and the scarce locations where they are allowed to pee often leads to a psychological toll.
Ever since the lock down has been announced due to the pandemic, the National Commission for Women has reported a notable upswing in the numbers of cases of domestic violence (nearly 69 in 8 days), that are being brought to their notice.