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The electoral promise of bride trafficking

BJP leader OP Dhankar made a sensation when he promised the men of Haryana that if BJP came to power, it would get girls from Bihar for men in Haryana to marry. Finding women to marry is a big problem in Haryana with its bad and deteriorating sex ratio, with over a hundred and fifty […]

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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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Women's rights

FIR or Sexual harassment committee? #Tehelka

What Tarun Tejpal did at Tehelka’s iThink Festival seems to have more witnesses than it appears. In spite of the victim repeatedly saying she does not want to file an FIR, there is a clamour for exactly that. This bothers me. This bothers me because yet again, activism silences the victim. In supposedly caring for […]

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Tehelka: a bad lapse of judgment and awful misreading of Vishakha guidelines

Tehelka stands on the wrong end of an outrage this time. Tarun Tejpal stands accused of sexual harassment of a young journalist during their iTHINK festival. While I don’t downplay sexual harassment, it is a very common crime. With 90% of women stating that they have been sexually violated at some point, and most sexual […]

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Women's rights

Those torturous women

I get a lot of these myths about women. Astonishing, because women aren’t yet so rare that people can’t simply look around them and find out truths. Here goes. Women are stupid at tech Now this comes as a surprise to me, because most men I know are beyond stupid at tech stuff too. In […]

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