Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Feminist News Wrap – Women in Sports, Gender Neutral Title, and Sexual Harassment at...

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In the midst of a lot of hue and cry over the Salman Khan case, here is some news you might have missed. Four teenaged athletes...

Feminist News Wrap – Marital Rape, Child Labour Laws and Women Workforce

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In an absolutely ridiculous and misogynistic move, the Indian government took the stand that marriage is sacred and the concept of marital rape cannot...

Analysing Barkha Dutt’s Defensive Comments About India’s Rape Culture

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I happen to come across a viral video that has Barkha Dutt (NDTV reporter), Leslee Udwin (filmmaker, India's Daughter) and Norah O Connell (CBS)...

“Marital Rape Is NOT A Crime In India Because Marriage Is Sacred.” – GOI

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The concept of marital rapes cannot be applied in India where marriage is 'sacred', govt said, adding there is no proposal to make it a criminal offence.

Feminist News Wrap: Transgenders Rights, POCSO & Pakistani Activist Mahmud

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Along with reports of assault, rape and misogyny, this week has seen a significant number of positive updates too in terms of police action,...

Feminist News Wrap: First Female Bus Driver, Teesta Setalvad And FGM

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Three law students of OP Jindal University, Sonipat gang-raped a 20-year-old student. In her complaint, the student told police that after the incident she was...

Feminist News Wrap: From Commodifying Women to Relaxing Child Labour Laws

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This week has seen a variety of feminist news and news related to women – VHP leaders advise Hindu couples to have more children,...

Feminist News Wrap: Parsi Women, Goa CM & Women-Oriented Political Parties

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Feminist news from last week in a short crisp wrap!

Dear Vogue India, It Is Time To Stop ‘Empowering’ Women!

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Vogue comes out with the third video of the empower series and we are really hoping this is the last of the mix. While the first video made no sense, the second one got it all wrong, and now, the third one aptly supports this trilogy of blunders. And here is why we think Vogue is completely off the mark and it is time to stop!

Feminist News Wrap: Nirbhaya Fund, #PadsAgainstSexism & Saina Nehwal

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This week has seen a variety of news related to women – three dalit girls found dead, minors raped, probe into the Nirbhaya fund...

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Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

What Does Being An ‘Elite Dalit’ Woman Mean?

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The point that I am trying to make here is that 'elite Dalit' is an oxymoron. It is intrinsically and fundamentally against the notion of being a Dalit in an Indian society.