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Tag: Effects and aftermath of rape

Euphemisms of inhumanity

“Why don’t you get a job?” she asked. “Well my child is severely disabled and needs care.” I replied. A simple reply changed the direction of the conversation. “You really shouldn’t call him disabled. He is special needs.” She informed me, as though it was possible for the mother of a five year old disabled …

Rape jokes sexist jokes and other inequality jokes

As the dialogue on gender inequality gets more strident and less nuanced, there are many holy cows and dirty pigs, where communication happens as though through a word parsing software. What is abuse and what isn’t abused gets declared by the presence or absence of certain words and whether they are on the green list …

Hybrid justice: Media on the war path

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

It was alarming to hear the calls for hanging the rapists in the Delhi Gang Rape, even as it was heartening to hear violence against women take center stage for once. A year later, the alarm remains, while the hope is increasingly jaded. There is a strange kind of feminism in the air. One that …