Thursday, September 19, 2019

Violence

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on sexual, physical and mental violence against women and marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

The Bully And The Bullied: Understanding Violence And How To Prevent It

The Bully And The Bullied: Understanding Violence And How To Prevent It

If you find yourself being a bully or your kid bullying somebody else, take time to read the given infographic and understand that childhood plays a very important role in one’s growth as a person.
Why We Need to Stop Setting “Perfect Victim” Expectations on Survivors

Why We Need to Stop Setting “Perfect Victim” Expectations on Survivors

Survivors do not owe us their stories. Survivors do not have to meet expectations. As allies, we must learn to listen and believe.
JNU Student Rape Case: Delhi Police Fails Women Again

JNU Student Rape Case: Delhi Police Fails Women Again

Another case of police insensitivity came to light when inquiries were made into the rape case of a JNU second year student who was turned away by the local police station when she tried to register an FIR.

The Incessant Struggle To Survive: A Timeline Of The Unnao Rape Case

Recent reports on the television that make the Unnao rape case resemble something out of a film is actually not fictional, but rather a harsh reality that is presently happening in our society.

#SupremeInjustice: Still No Action Taken Against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

In a protest organized at Jantar Mantar this Friday, a group of activists came together to protest the “clean chit” offered to the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi for the allegation laid by his former employee.

Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.

(De)scribing Violence: A Critique Of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Idea Of Love

It is unsettling to watch this interview and not feel uneasy. The way in which Sandeep Reddy talks about abusiveness by shrouding it under the blanket of ‘true love’ makes one question if love could be so unsettling and regressive.
The Perils Of Public Masturbation

The Perils Of Public Masturbation

Incidents of public masturbation have been rising fairly consistently in India. Men masturbate in parks in broad daylight, or on public transportation, and even outside girls’ colleges, traumatizing women everyday and making the public place even more unsafe for them.

Suno Traces The Invisible Lines of Consent

Suno voices the dissent against marital rape and domestic violence prevalent within the Indian society where sexual intercourse is mostly non-consensual

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Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

If you want to see what that looks like on screen, you should watch Section 375, a courtroom thriller about sexual assault in the #MeToo era, a film that supposedly presents a “balanced” perspective, but ultimately sides with the accused.
What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?