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Power Play with Arena Stage by Sunayana Roy

Thursday, 11 October 2012 was the first ever International Day of the Girl Child. While it will always annoy me that we are such a threatened species that we need a day to focus attention on ourselves, I would like … Continue reading

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Healthy Masculinity: The Idea That Men Can Control Themselves by Soraya Chemaly

Men and women are different. What isn’t so obvious is that men and women are similar. But we go out of our way to highlight the differences and generally, culturally, balk at suggestions of essential sameness. This is nowhere so … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women Awareness Month 2012 by Chandni

Given my commitment to the issue of stopping violence against women, both personally and professionally, I have always made it a point to participate in this heartwarming initiative of  Violence Against Women Awareness month. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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On Molestation, And What YOU Can Do About It by Cocount Chutney

I write this post, knowing fully well that 95% of actual/potential molesters can’t read this, or can’t be reached with this. We’re in a country where education is scarce, forget internet access and English comprehension. What I do know when … Continue reading

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India might finally get proper laws against sexual harassment, instead of just “eve-teasing” by Indian Homemaker.

An email from PT with a news to make you smile The Ministry of Women and Child Development has prepared two Bills to protect children and women from sexual abuse and exploitation. These are the ‘The Protection of Children from … Continue reading

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VAW by Harini Calamur

It was a long time ago. I was thirteen and we lived in South Bombay. Family friends had come over to stay with us. Their daughter was a year older than me. We were all playing some board game and … Continue reading

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Why Kali Won’t Rage: A Critique of Indian Feminism by Rita Banerji

1. Two unique factors distinguish Indian feminism from the feminism in the west.  One, it rejects the notion of a deep-rooted, tradition-fed gender hierarchy in India, defined, dominated and exploited by men.  Secondly – it does not ascribe the abysmal … Continue reading

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A Request to the happy faces by Bhavia

Most of my posts arise as the after effects of discussions or chats with my friends.So here is another one. One of my old friends caught me online and we had to tell nearly stories of 10 years to keep … Continue reading

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Not a country for little girls? by Soma Ghosh

Baby Ahuti died of cardiac arrest on Monday. But that was not the real reason of her death. Her little heart could not bear the trauma of her battered little body. She had “multiple skull fractures, broken ribs, a dislocated … Continue reading

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बेटी से तुम डरते हो? by Compulsive Scribbles

अग्नि का दम भरते हो पर बेटी से तुम डरते हो? जब आई पहली बार पहन कर बूट और वर्दी क्या दिया तुमने उसे- सिर्फ निंदा की फुसफुसाहट और एहसास की सर्दी? अग्नि का दम भरते हो पर बेटी से … Continue reading

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