Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

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The book Invisible Women is a highly significant and well researched book that highlights how most of the recorded human history is one big data gap, wherein the lives of men have been taken to represent those of humans overall.
Green Your Periods! Taboos, Health And Environment

Green Your Periods! Taboos, Health And Environment

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when discussions happen around periods, the focus is often regarding its social, cultural and religious issues and its relation to the environment is rarely prioritised.
Coronavirus 'Stay At Home' Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

Coronavirus ‘Stay At Home’ Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

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Slut shaming is a patriarchal tactic of stigmatizing or slandering women whose sexual conduct is perceived as falling out-of-line of the patriarchal script of sexual propriety, or so-called ‘virtuous’ femininity.
Menstruation: Vernacular, Vocabulary And Violence

Menstruation: Vernacular, Vocabulary And Violence

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In my personal experience, we grew up hearing the words like ‘sick’, ‘ill’, ‘down’, ‘time of the month’ etc., commonly substituted secret codes for the word ‘periods’ or for referring to menstruation.
Menstrual Waste Disposal: India's 'Silent' Problem

Menstrual Waste Disposal: India’s ‘Silent’ Problem

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Due to the lack of awareness around sanitary or menstrual waste disposal and the absence of laws to force segregation, most women dispose of used sanitary napkins along with the rest of the domestic waste.
Ungendering The Gendered Imbalance Of Expectations From Working Mothers

Ungendering The Gendered Imbalance Of Expectations From Working Mothers

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And after the Great Indian Lockdown due to Covid-19, which left thousands homeless and jobless, Working mothers fear for their incomes and jobs which had already been hanging by a thread in the past.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Institutional Failures & The Increasing Reliance On Social Media To Report Sexual Harassment

Institutional Failures & The Increasing Reliance On Social Media To Report Sexual Harassment

The reason behind increased social media movements against sexual harassment is fairly simple: the failure of institutional platforms has forced women to take up their causes elsewhere and in that social media comes as a relatively more accessible platform.
Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

Trauma works in insidious ways. It can be a direct effect of calculated machinations centered on inflicting violence on a body with intentions to cause hurt.
Women in STEM

How Indian Higher Education Discourages Women In STEM

Indian higher education system discourages women in STEM fields. The glaring lack of female representation is a result of gender discrimination, sexism and masculine culture.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.