Slut

Women's rights

Slutwalks and the state

The Mumbai Slutwalk had died when the police required us to provide an undertaking on the letterhead of an NGO with details of the walk. We could have falsified it, but the fact is that it was purely a citizen’s initiative, and there was no NGO involved enough for us to feel justified in representing […]

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General

On social messages and slutwalks

Update: Better coverage of Delhi’s Slutwalk in San Francisco Chronicle. The messages are far more effectively conveyed true to the idea, so that the disparity in dress is not garish. Responsible, real. Good job! If this were being showed to India instead of the crap, we could have called this a really awesome event. However, […]

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Women's rights

Psychological aspects of slutwalk – how does it work?

Imagine this scenario. An colleague in office has anger management issues. He’s a great guy. Doesn’t mean any harm, but he ends up hurting a lot of people who are on the receiving end. He alienates clients, he offends other employees, he leaves housekeeping in tears. He believes that is his style of speaking and […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Criticism of the slutwalk – Besharmi Morcha

On comments and other dialogue around the slutwalk think this is a misguided movement. Never mind that it spread like wildfire around the world because people saw its significance. “misguided” is an incredibly patronizing way to describe what essentially amounts to a difference of opinion. It is quite unrealistic as well, to assume that people […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

The name is insulting to women – SLUT walk, besharmi, maal…

No. It is the attitude that is insulting to women. The name is just a word. We have a lot of tongue wagging happened in our country about naari shakti and such nonsense. Truth is, it is a lot of fragrant air, but when you’re walking down the street, that isn’t who you are. You […]

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