women’s rights

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Women's rights

The gender war: To take sides or not?

Rape apologist is a term I have become very familiar with it. Every time there is an outrage on social media with accusations of rape or harassment made against a man, my refusal to join in or my questioning of the e-lynchings is interpreted as supporting crimes against women. Thankfully, I’m not particularly dependent on […]

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

International Women’s day wishes

Logged in to Twitter this morning to see a flood of wishes for a happy women’s day. I replied “Thank you. For today and every day.” which people found witty. Actually it wasn’t so much witty, as it was a statement of intent. Awareness for women’s rights – at least in public is growing by […]

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Women's rights

Hybrid justice: Media on the war path

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 […]

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