Thursday, August 22, 2019

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.

#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.
What Led Me To Start Lotus STEMM: Grassroot Non-Profit Leadership And Networking Platform for South Asian Women | #DesiSTEMinist

What Led Me To Start Lotus STEMM: Grassroot Non-Profit Leadership And Networking Platform for...

With Lotus STEMM, my hope is that young women will have an avenue to be exposed to various careers in STEMM, be it through stories of trailblazing South Asian women, or mentorship of a young graduate student to help guide her in navigating her parents, society and community pressures.
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?
How My STEMinist Mother Paved Way For My Future In STEM | #DesiSTEMinist

How My STEMinist Mother Paved Way For My Future In STEM | #DesiSTEMinist

I had never felt more acutely aware of the choices that my mother, and many others like her, made – choices that I would not have made – that led to me being here, and how it was both a burden and a privilege to walk along the road they paved.

One By One Women Speak Up Against Sexual Harassment And How Facebook Silences Voices

All it takes though, is one woman. One woman who speaks up, giving strength to thousands more who are facing similar, if not worse situations. One woman who speaks up, thus making it that much easier for others to do the same.
Indian Women In Tech: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Indian Women In Tech: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

We organised a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Indian women in tech to increase the representation of women technologists in India and help reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia.

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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.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.