Saturday, February 22, 2020

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.

Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

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The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."

Rape Culture And Porn Ban In India

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Speaking on the porn ban in India, the Telecom & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Although porn is legal in other countries, it needs...
Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

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Street sexual harassment in forms of groping and stalking and the lack of corrective public policies hinder women's right to public space.
Deconstructing The 'Rape Is Worse Than Death' Conception

Deconstructing The ‘Rape Is Worse Than Death’ Conception

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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.
‘माँ-बहन’ वाली गंदी भाषा से बढ़ रही है महिला हिंसा | Feminism In India

‘माँ-बहन’ वाली गंदी भाषा से बढ़ रही है महिला हिंसा

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महिलाओं के जिन स्वरूपों को हमारी संस्कृति में पूजनीय बताया गया है, हम किसी भी बहस, लड़ाई-झगड़े या कई बार आम बोलचाल में इन्हीं रूपों पर केंद्रित गंदी-भद्दी गालियाँ भी बोलते है और इन गालियों का संबंध होता है सिर्फ महिलाओं की ‘योनि’ से|
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High Spirits Cafe: Misogynists Uncovered And A Movement Has Begun

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The owner of High Spirits, a bar in Pune, was called out for sexually harassing women. It fueled the #MeToo movement and spread awareness.
Why Love Jihad Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

Why ‘Love Jihad’ Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

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The concept of love jihad is based on the belief that it’s the 'sacred' duty of men to protect women of their community as women left on their own are ‘naive, gullible creatures’.
Mental Health In The Time Of Social And Political Unrest

Mental Health In The Time Of Social And Political Unrest

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Students and youth who are directly involved in such unrest in large numbers are the most vulnerable group succeptible to mental health issues.
It's Time Women Journalists Stop Facing Online Abuse | #DigitalHifazat

It’s Time Women Journalists Stop Facing Online Abuse | #DigitalHifazat

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Women journalists are subject to a continuous onslaught of online violence in the form of trolling, threats, and image-based sexual abuse.
The Partition Of India: A Tale Of Violation Of Women's Rights

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

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The Partition of Punjab has left its imprint on upcoming generations especially due to the nature of violence inflicted upon women through it.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.