Tuesday, November 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.

Saadat Hasan Manto And His ‘Scandalous’ Women

Manto's writings portray women as strong characters who have their own agency and hence fight patriarchal structures.
Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

A young student received rape and death threats when she replied to this sexist matrimonial ad for a bit of fun.
Child Sexual Abuse

The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

It is difficult to come out as a survivor of sexual abuse in a society where blaming the victim is the norm. In this light, child sexual abuse is an issue which is usually not paid much attention to.
The Partition Of India: A Tale Of Violation Of Women's Rights

The Partition Of Punjab: A Tale Of Violation Of Women’s Rights

The Partition of Punjab has left its imprint on upcoming generations especially due to the nature of violence inflicted upon women through it.
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut
Dyuti Sudipta – Death And Rape Threats For Posting Hilarious Critiques Of The Govt

Death And Rape Threats For Posting Hilarious Critiques Of The Govt

After a hilarious Facebook thread called #SextInTheTimeOfNDA critiquing the anti-people govt policies, Dyuti received rape threats and abuse.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

The incident concerning Ayesha Gulalai indicates the horrid scenario of harassment that even a very powerful woman in Pakistan cannot avoid.
dowry

Dowry-Related Violence Kills Over 20 Women Daily

Every single day, 21 women die because of dowry in India. This is not only in rural areas but in our glittering cities with its highrises as well.

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.