Monday, August 26, 2019
19 Women Journalists Who Made News In 2018

19 Women Journalists Who Made News In 2018

At the end of another year, it’s time to shine the spotlight on some gutsy women journalists.
Padmavati

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

Woman Shamed For Demanding Sanitary Pads In Railways

A female traveller requested on her tweet to the Indian Railways for providing sanitary pads in trains. However, many people did not respond positively to the same, and started criticising the girl.
Shefali Vaidya

Shefali Vaidya Can Take A Masterclass On Hurt Hindu Sentiments

Shefali Vaidya, empowered by victory over spineless companies like Amazon, somehow manages to make Hindus feel like victims because the rape-accused are Hindus.
#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

Rajalakshmi was killed because she had spurned his advances; because she spoke about it. It is both a caste-based crime and a sexual offence that needs to be addressed at both levels.
What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In India

What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In...

The Supreme Court has given a verdict that prohibits immediate arrest under Section 498A to prevent misuse of the law. But what does this mean for domestic violence victims?
Gauri Lankesh

Remembering Gauri Lankesh: 8 Instances Of Her Exemplary Journalism

With her strong, courageous writing, Gauri Lankesh always told it like it is. Here are 8 pieces of her writing, traversing a variety of themes.
Kareena Kapoor Khan

If Kareena Kapoor Khan Says She’s Not A Feminist, Maybe She’s Not

Kareena Kapoor Khan was asked whether she is feminist. In a tiresome and clichéd routine, she explained how she believes in equal rights but is not a feminist.
Tamil Nadu's Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

Tamil Nadu’s Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

To ensure that pregnancy and childbirth happen safely, Tamil Nadu state government has come up with a brilliant new scheme — put pregnant women under surveillance.
rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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