Holi has become a premier festival for socially sanctioned sexual harassment. It gives a free pass in the name of celebration to harass.
My harasser never wore his hijab. At the end of the day, all responsibilities to maintain the rectitude are put on women and their hair and hijab.
SGPC's own biases and homophobia is passed off as "Sikh ethics" without quoting from any of the Granths, or the teachings of the Guru.
Sikhism as a religion is very tolerant and advocates equality and there are no references to homosexuality and homophobia in Guru Granth Sahib.
Some people told me that women look more beautiful when wearing a hijab, it makes them look decent. Boys like women who dress in this manner.
I recently came across an article titled 'Muslims Are the True Feminists' by Gabby Aossey on The Huffington Post by an American privileged woman which tried to establish the fact that only "Muslim" women are true feminists, because Muslim women cover themselves and thus, are more empowered. This is not the first time that I came across such a hypothesis - which I undoubtedly find very disturbing.
I am calling for a structural critique of the religious ethos and the continuing practices of the Jain community, for they seep into the everyday lives of women who are oppressed and coerced into performing religious and cultural practices that only feed the morality and vested interests of a patriarchal religious institution.
Zakia Soman visited Ambedkar University, Delhi on 30th September, 2016 to deliver a talk on the 'Need To Reform Muslim Personal Laws'.
In this photo essay, I carefully examine the idols and explore the mystery of their various expressions. The idols portray the hypocrisy of the patriarchal society which, at one hand claims to worship goddesses, while at the other, does not respect women, non-masculine men and the LGBTQ community.
Along with other misogynistic things, the AIMPLB said that Muslim men would murder their wives “to get rid” of them if triple talaq gets banned.
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