Wednesday, September 18, 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.

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
‘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

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|
How Is Sexual Violence Normalised In India?

How Is Sexual Violence Normalised In India?

Patriarchy is embedded in our religious and traditional beliefs, and this allows rape culture, and consequently sexual violence, to flourish.
Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

We now need our Bollywood men to face penalties, both social and legal, which they have easily brushed off for ages.
#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment | Feminism In India

#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment

Muslim women are sharing their experiences of sexual harassment incidents at religious places using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo.
The Malayalam Film Industry And AMMA Have Failed Women Everywhere

The Malayalam Film Industry And AMMA Have Failed Women Everywhere

An organisation with public elected politicians in key positions, and its silence over the issue on gender based violence shows how the mainstream Indian businesses are weighted towards the comfort of men of higher classes, and every step that these organisations take, or statements they issue, are in accordance with their comfort and privilege.
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.
Let’s Talk About the Worst Country for Women, Shall We? | Feminism In India

Let’s Talk About the ‘Worst Country for Women,’ Shall We?

Last week the Thomson Reuters Foundation put out a poll saying India was the worst country for women. Then, all hell broke loose.
The Incel Rebellion: An Extreme Form Of Misogyny And Male Entitlement

The Incel Rebellion: An Extreme Form Of Misogyny And Male Entitlement

The Incel Rebellion came to the fore in 2014, after Elliot Rodger shot six students in Florida and left behind a 137-page manifesto lamenting his status as an involuntarily celibate.
Women twice as likely to develop PTSD as men

Women Are More Than Twice As Likely To Develop PTSD Than Men

Women are more than twice as likely as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). The reasons for why women may get PTSD include that women are more likely to experience sexual assault, and women are also more likely to blame the trauma on themselves.

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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.
St. Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

St Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

Recently, there has been a recorded incident about how the principal of St Francis College, Hyderabad, where girls have been asked to come to college only wearing kurtis “below” their knees in length.