Sunday, September 22, 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.

If Facebook Ignores Online Harassment, It Promotes It

If Facebook Ignores Online Harassment, It Promotes It

There is a serious need for Facebook to re-evaluate their Community Standards, or, at least view them from a case-by-case basis.
How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment | Feminism In India

How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment faced by MSMs cannot be understood on the same terms as heterosexual cases of harassment.
Deconstructing The 'Rape Is Worse Than Death' Conception

Deconstructing The ‘Rape Is Worse Than Death’ Conception

Amongst various perspectives of the offence of rape, one enduring and internalized perception is that it is worse than death. A woman would rather die than be raped, or her life post-rape is worse than or equivalent to death.
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How We Further Enable Domestic Violence By Brandishing Privilege

Besides the binary of perpetrator and victim, when onlookers also enable domestic violence, it takes on the dangerous path from one-off incident to a violent culture.

Sarahah And Anonymity: A Double-Edged Sword

The pros and cons of availing of anonymous platforms such as Sarahah – a source of immense violence can also be the very platform of solace.
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‘Crazy Sumit’ Is Not A Prankster – He Is A Sexual Harasser

A Delhi-based Youtube "prankster" who goes by the name of 'Crazy Sumit' decided to gain his moments of internet fame by filming a video featuring him running up to unsuspecting women on the street, kissing them, and running away. His plan worked, and the video did go viral on social media.

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.
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‘Real’ Effects of Our ‘Virtual’ Lives

While more and more women are reclaiming online spaces by using digital platforms to express their opinions and raise their voices, they live in constant fear of what it might mean for their offline lives. This, however, does not mean that the most ideal thing to do is to shut off and disconnect. The onus is on each one of us to make spaces safer for each other; more so on the privileged to call out their peers and ensure a safe and secure internet for all.
Triple Talaq and Abusive Marriages

Why Women Stay In Abusive Marriages: Prejudices Against Single Women

Thirty young Muslim women spoke about their divorce at a conference - most of them with the desire to return to their abusive marriages.
sexual harassment in the classroom

We Need To Start Discussing Sexual Harassment In The Classroom

While many dismiss instances of boys "teasing" girls as a symptom of puberty, I call them the beginning of normalized sexual harassment.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.