Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mary Kom Bags A Gold In The 23rd President’s Cup In Indonesia

Six-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom on Sunday won a gold in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia.

Bhavna Bhave Tokekar, 47, Won 4 Golds In Powerlifting At The Open Asian Championships

Bhavna Bhave Tokekar, a 47-year-old woman from Pune, won 4 gold medals in powerlifting at the Open Asian Championships held in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Watch: Women In Sports And The Fight for Equality

In India especially, women have come into the limelight with the last 2, and only, Olympic medals from Rio being brought home by women. So this time around Vitamin Stree took a closer look at the hurdles women face on their track to becoming pro athletes.

Equal Play, Equal Pay: The Gendered Pay Gap In Indian Cricket

The society has somehow undermined the work done by women and cited this as a reason, along with others, to maintain a significant pay gap in the workspace, even in the domain of cricket.

Hima Das: India’s New Track Sensation

Affectionately called as ''The Dhing Express,'' Hima has gone into winning her second international gold in women's 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics meet in Poland.

Historic Gold Win For Dutee Chand: India’s First Openly Lesbian Athlete

Dutee Chand is a two-time Asian Champion as well a 100-metre national record holder at 11.24 seconds and the second Indian sprinter to bag a gold at a global event.
Indian Women's Hockey Team Clinch FIH Series, Beat Japan 3-1

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Clinch FIH Series, Beat Japan 3-1

The Indian women’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 3-1 in the FIH Women’s Series finals held at Hiroshima, Japan.
How Johri's Rifle Association Became An Inclusive Environment For Women

How Johri’s Rifle Association Became An Women-Inclusive Environment

In Johri's Rifle Association, you can find women of all ages, one eye closed and with a stiff body posture, shoot with confidence and accuracy.
Dutee Chand Is The Queer Icon That India Needs Today

Dutee Chand Is The Queer Icon That India Needs Today

In a historical landmark, the "fastest Indian woman", Dutee Chand, talks about her same-sex relationship "with her soulmate" .
Why IAAF's Ruling For Caster Semenya Is Sexist

Why IAAF’s Ruling For Caster Semenya Is Sexist

The recent controversy that Caster Semenya finds herself in is not the first time a female athlete has been subjected to such demoralising tests.

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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.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.