The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.
Tim Hunt insisted on creating ‘single sex’ labs (read: gender segregated), so as to prevent any distraction to the men.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.