Saturday, September 21, 2019
Beyond #WomenInTech: 7 Ways You Can Make Every Single Woman Count

Beyond #WomenInTech: 7 Ways You Can Make Every Single Woman Count

“Women in Tech” campaigns are usually hiring campaigns by tech companies focused at hiring more women into the companies. There’s no denying the fact that these campaigns have certainly made a huge impact, as many statistics would tell you, but it has also slowly turned into marketing gimmick for a lot of organizations to present themselves in good light.
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Online Abuse And The Misappropriated Tool of “Free Speech”

Sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny masquerading as “free speech” has only done irreparable harm by reinforcing toxic, discriminatory majoritarianism, leaving behind several unfortunate marginalisations in its wake. If the free speech that incites minority-ism is left unchecked even on the internet, there will truly be no avenues left for the more vulnerable groups to exist and articulate freely.
Persisting In STEM Despite The Lack Of Visible Female Role Models: Smiti Mittal's Story

Persisting In STEM Despite The Lack Of Visible Female Role Models: Smiti Mittal’s Story...

Smiti Mittal is a 12th grade student from The Shri Ram School Aravali aspiring to engage in impactful research in the field of mathematical biology in the future.

#DistractinglySexy Women In Science And ‘Single Sex’ Labs

Tim Hunt insisted on creating ‘single sex’ labs (read: gender segregated), so as to prevent any distraction to the men.

Dr. Archana Sharma: The Pioneering Indian Botanist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
Watch: 5 Indian Women Scientists You Should Know Of | #IndianWomenInScience

Watch: 5 Indian Women Scientists You Should Know Of | #IndianWomenInScience

On the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, did you know of the incredible women scientists who have launched missiles into space, worked towards the cure for cancer, combatted the spread of waterborne diseases, and contributed to the discovery of the God particle?
What Does Being A Food Technologist Mean, Hear From Christina Peters| #DesiSTEMinist

What Does Being A Food Technologist Mean, Hear From Christina Peters| #DesiSTEMinist

Christina Peters, a food technologist talks of her experiences being part of the exciting start-up environment.
On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

I know people who have tweeted to me, video called me during my worst times - my virtual friendships are as dear to me as offline ones.

Rape Culture And Porn Ban In India

Speaking on the porn ban in India, the Telecom & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Although porn is legal in other countries, it needs...
New Cybercrime Bill In Pakistan Leaves Much Uncleared

New Cybercrime Bill In Pakistan Leaves Much Uncleared

Amid controversies, political debate and countrywide concerns, the Cybercrime bill has been passed in the National Assembly of Pakistan on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The idea of an eco-gender gap is exactly what it sounds like—women bear more of the green burden than their male counterparts. We recycle more, we make an effort to avoid plastic where possible, and we are, by and large, just more conscientious when it comes to the environment.