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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
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
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
Sakha, why did you come to my swaymvar, When you had no intentions of marrying me? Our eyes met surrounded by the lusty gaze of Princes. (Was I the prize their manhood waited for deservingly?) Blue-skinned with honey eyes; you … Continue reading
… However, one is tempted to ask, whatever happened to Tomar’s daughter – the little girl who after being born just silently fades away from the script as well as our memory? We see fleeting glimpses of the adolescent girl, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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