A party with national prominence such as the BJP totes a venomous religiosity, that has berated the independence and self-reliance of women since the time of its inception.
Machismo in politics has been present long before politicians started using chest measurements and other such shows of strength to spread their propaganda.
Ashwathi Rajappan has filed their nomination from Ernakulam constituency where a high profile contest between major parties, the Indian National Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist), is underway.
The Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) released the manual scavengers manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Elections calling for elimination of manual scavenging.
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The BJP manifesto has taken a strong stance against terrorism, expresses commitment towards national security and economic growth (oddly, yoga is discussed under economy) and dedicates an entire page to ‘bharatiya culture’.
Let's take a look at the toxic masclinity that has come to define Tamil Nadu news and politics greatly suffers from the lack of women representation.
As the General Elections of 2019 near and young and eager voters queue up to cast their first votes, it's imperative to make an informed decision after having a closer look at criminals, chowkidars, and oppositional parties.
The number of women voters missing from the statistics show that there are important gendered differences in voter registration and turnout that must be necessarily scrutinised to understand patterns of disenfranchisement.
Thee political parties look women-friendly simply by including women in photo ops to fool the masses, while simultaneously working to derail women's rise in society. Their representation of women thus becomes useless and toxic.