Saturday, January 25, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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'.