Sunday, December 8, 2019
8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

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How do you raise feminist children in times when the ills of patriarchy are at its peak? Here is an informed experience sharing piece.
Ramadan And Male Centralism:

Ramadan And Male Centralism: The Ordeals That Women Go Through

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Fasting during Ramadan is meant to teach the importance of patience to Muslims, yet it also reflects the constant shaming imposed on women within the household.
How Authoritative Parents Help The Patriarchy

How Abusive Parents Help The Patriarchy

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Abusive parents ensure that the submissive role of a child continues even after they have grown into adults, especially of their daughters, who are already made vulnerable by the patriarchy.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

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Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.
Why Marriage Is A Personal Choice With Political Connotations

Why Marriage Is A Personal Choice With Political Connotations

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Choice in terms of marriage is reflective of the highly intolerant views that we as a society hold towards people who belong to the 'other' communities which leads to social exclusion.

Beti Bachao: No Female Child Born In 132 Villages Of Uttarakhand In Past Three...

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The data provided by the Health Department states that not a single female child was born among the 216 children born in 132 villages of the district of Uttarkashi.

Suno Traces The Invisible Lines of Consent

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Suno voices the dissent against marital rape and domestic violence prevalent within the Indian society where sexual intercourse is mostly non-consensual
Reclaiming Being ‘Single’ Against Emma Watson's ‘Self-Partnered’

Reclaiming Being Single Against Emma Watson’s Self Partnered

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To me, the term ‘self-partnered’ buys into the very culture that it seeks to reject. By retaining the word ‘partnered’, it misses an opportunity to point out that surely partnering cannot be the only eventual outcome.
Why Is Child Sexual Abuse Still Considered A Silent Crime?

Why Is Child Sexual Abuse Still Considered A ‘Silent Crime’?

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In the cases where the child sexual abuse is disclosed by the survivor, it becomes a threat to the 'honour and dignity' that has been earned by the family for generations.
“I Call It Being Self-Partnered”: Emma Watson On Turning 30

“I Call It Being Self-Partnered”: Emma Watson On Turning 30

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Emma Watson talks about feeling the imposter syndrome when talking about feminism, reaching out to Gloria Steinem for more knowledge and guidance, taking flak for being a white feminist, and mental health in the world of social media.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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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.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.