patriarchy

Vidyut and a local woman from the village Sethan, Manali
Democracy
Women's rights

Dear misogynist troll, I’m not a feminist. I’m worse.

On an internet where a woman with opinions attracts a flock of men advising her on the opinions she should have, women who refuse to listen often become targets of those who decry them as feminists. And sometimes end up applying the label wrongly. As in my case. I am not a feminist. I think […]

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Victory celebrations begin in Aam Aadmi Party
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Meritorious Chief Minister, Congratulations on the sweeping win of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. As someone cheering the rise of the promise of more inclusive democracy in India, I have been following the story of Aam Aadmi Party since the beginning. Yesterday should have been a day of celebration. It was […]

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Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government
Democracy
Economic inequality
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

India’s capital becomes a bastion of male power

The Aam Aadmi Party made a huge deal out of women’s safety. Women were among those campaigning for AAP on the streets. Taking out rallys. Yet the 46% of women voters are represented by less than 10% of MLAs and NO ONE in the cabinet – where most of the power of the government resides. This […]

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Gender seggregation
Best
Economic inequality
Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Gender Ghetto Politics

What really gets my goat these days is the bull in china shop approach to women’s rights, which has a male dominated state and society trying to fix everything (sexual assault) – for women. I am a woman and I agree that there is vast gender inequality in India. I believe that women need to be empowered. I don’t […]

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Fashion
Women's rights

Consumer Feminism: The dark side of the women’s rights struggle

I believe that the women’s rights struggle is evolving from a phase of being controlled by men within the family to being exploited by men outside the family, and feminist lingo is increasingly being used to discredit any resistance to the exploitation, while ignoring the vast majority of real exploitation. This is not women’s rights, […]

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