Category Archives: Gender

Media and women

While I appreciate the sentiments in this post, I am troubled by the perceived black and whites. She writes for instance – A very recent example would be an Indian website called Savita Bhabhi where a middle aged Indian housewife … Continue reading

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WTF: Names, permissions and husbands

Reading news can probably replace a weight management program. This for instance is enough to make me want to vomit. Girls who become part of a new family after marriage must assume their new surname and all the responsibilities that … Continue reading

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Wtf: Victims paying for their Rape Kits!?!

I have to confess that I am following the presidential race in the US rather obsessively at times. It’s not that I actually care perhaps. United States of America is an ocean and a world away from me, but mostly, … Continue reading

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On passports and partiarchy

I am struck by the wisdom behind this wonderful patriarchal move. In a bid to curb cases of women getting duped or harassed in marriages to NRIs, the government is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the husband’s … Continue reading

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Women, what’s your LMP?

Forget George Orwell. This one may have been an elaborate April Fools joke. But maybe the Government of India is the fool. Women civil servants in India have expressed shock at new appraisal rules which require them to reveal details … Continue reading

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Women, veils, religion and the bravest 13 year old in the world

Vidya sent me a link to a fabulous video at YouTube. It’s a part of a documentary called “A stranger in her city” by Khadija Al-Salami. al-Salami’s documentary follows a fabulous, spunky 13 year old girl – Najmia in Yemen. … Continue reading

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For the growth-loving sappy Indian in you

Just found this on YouTube. The blurb says This film is a journey through emerging India,” the fastest growing free market democracy in the world”. It celebrates the relentless spirit of the people of India, who through their karma give … Continue reading

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Global Gender Gap: India at 98 out of 115

The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2006 makes for interesting reading. As always one can always contest the weight for certain data, source for the data and the merit in ranking countries without recognizing contextual differences. While it may … Continue reading

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Women, you are meat. (Eat yourselves)

Really, why would anyone say such a thing? Sheik Hilali, Australia’s Mufti since 1989, was quoted as saying: “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or … Continue reading

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Tag: 5 things Feminism has done to me

Megha (the Punky one) has tagged me. While I will reserve my feminist right to hang her upside down for this, let me begin by saying I have no idea what feminism has done for me that it hasn’t done … Continue reading

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Ladies, You cannot be Good leaders!

More comedy for the day. All ye Lady Leaders, take note. The question is can women be good leaders. My answer is no. The reason is not that simple because it has a lot of do with how women and … Continue reading

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Feminism, comedy and the Lord’s Model

Once in a while you come across something that you think is supposed to be sarcastic. You tell yourself that there is no way on earth that somebody could actually believe in a certain kind of crap. So when I … Continue reading

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