Saturday, January 25, 2020

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

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Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, hygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infections are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

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In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Booty

Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Booty

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Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender roles and stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

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In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman motorcycle mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb
Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

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Man attacked his wife with an axe, severing her larynx and leaving her voiceless, over dowry demands in a horrific case of domestic violence.
working mother

What Does It Mean To Be A Working Mother In A Rural Community?

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We must unpack what it means to be a working mother rather than celebrating the double burden of labour that such women are subjected to.
We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

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Women farmers are officially unrecognised even though they do 70% of the work on every acre of land.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.