Saturday, September 21, 2019
When Facebook Becomes The Weapon Of Gender-based Violence

When Facebook Becomes The Weapon Of Gender-based Violence

When women complain about harassment on Facebook, they are routinely told to simply block the perpetrators or disable their own accounts.
Twitter, the Online World and Many Faces of Gender Based Violence

Twitter, the Online World and Many Faces of Gender Based Violence

An unhappy, but repeated outcome of such abuse on Twitter is to force women (and others experiencing this harassment) offline.
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“Internet – A Dark Carnival Of Humanity’s Wretched Impulses”: John Oliver

By now, it has almost become a matter of great ennui to discuss the ways in which technology, irrespective of its supposed benefits, is unleashing its evils on us. And yet, many these ‘evils’ largely remain out of popular discussions even till today. One of them is, online sexual harassment, popularly called ‘Revenge Porn.’

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.

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...

Interrogating The Limits Of ‘Casual’ Sexist Remarks By Tim Hunt

The recent quake that hit the world was how Tim Hunt described himself as a “chauvinist pig” in Seoul while arguing in favour of single-sex laboratories.

#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.

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.

Gender, Sexuality And The Internet: 15 Feminist Principles Of The Internet

The aim of the feminist principles of the internet is to bridge the gap between feminist movements and internet rights movements and look at intersections.

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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.