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What is a Slutwalk?

Respect is an attitude. Dignity is a right. #slutwalk Don’t judge us for your thoughts. It all began with a safety forum at a York University on 24th January 2011. Constable Michael Sanguinetti and another officer from the Toronto Police Service’s 31 Division were speakers there. As a part of raising awareness about safety around the …

Please Mend The Gap

I have been writing a lot on women’s rights and gender dynamics and other things. Recently, I came across an interesting project online to create easily distributed information in the form of a booklet for women to make better choices and arrangements for their personal safety. They are leading initiatives around making public areas safer. …

Women and rape

A reader responded to my earlier article on women with a two part article. Below are my comments to the articles. If I have more, I will update. If a man thinks a woman invites rape through disregard of norms around keeping a low profile, he sure as heck can delete a less than complimentary …

Women and Power : The Gender Battle

Patterns of assumptions and stereotypes manipulate collective responses. Patterns based on things we refuse to acknowledge or even are aware of. “Strong man”, “Caring mother”, “damsel in distress”, “hen pecked”, “old coot”, “shrew” and more aren’t just common terms, they are common ways in which we see people and there are patterns. There are scales of gender, …