Saturday, August 24, 2019

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

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

Freedom of Speech: The Internet, 66A and Anushka Sharma

While the SC has scraped off Sec 66A of the IT Act, one is still skeptical if it will make much of a difference to feminists or women in general on internet.

Feminist News Wrap – Women CEOs, Women Police and Women Peons

This week has seen a variety of news related to women - data analyses of women CEOs, reservation for women in the police force...

Feminist News Wrap – Suzette Jordan, Uber and Women’s Hockey

Well known women's right activist Suzette Jordan passed away due to multiple organ failure. She paved the way for removing the stigma associated with...

Feminist News Wrap: Budget Cuts, Beedi Workers And Sportswomen

While, the week has been full of news reports, opinions and protests revolving around the banned documentary on the Nirbhaya Rape Case, India's Daughter, we...

Feminist News Wrap: Women Voters, Menstrual Taboos and ‘Soft Power’

In the beginning of the month, this article on the differential treatment of women's role in the army came up. Apparently, "several lady officers...

Kiss of Love: Kiss-ko Pyaar Karoon?

Recently, Free Thinkers, a group of Facebook users, organised the ‘Kiss of Love’ movement. The kiss of love was floated in social media by...

More Tabloid Misogyny from TOI

How low could one of the worst popular tabloid newspapers in India go? Well apparently a lot lower than we had imagined. I don’t...

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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.
Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Being a son of a woman, who was a victim of Instant Triple Talaq (ITT), I am trying to understand the Muslim Women Act, in the context of ground reality.
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.