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We have chosen these comments for this week. This time the article about acid attacks and the post about Angelina Jolie’s statement got most responses from our users. Don’t forget to comment on our posts in Facebook and Twitter!


Yasemin Tanyel Sorry, I am too stupid to really understand religion, no matter which one (Facebook, June 19)

For Poll: Would you use mobile apps to help you practice your religion?


Trisha Lama I think, a parent should give equal importance and equal priority to the baby and the old friends. It is in our hands to balance all the relationships. We shall not forget our friends giving all time to baby and we shouldn’t forget our responsibility towards baby. (Facebook, June 19)

For: When having a baby means losing old friends


Zoya Cheema They got hyper and this is because of illiteracy. They never thought a woman is the most sensitive human in the world…there is equality in books not in real life… (Facebook, June 16)


Diya Ali I believe its inferiority complex among men. When they feel themselves inferior to women they do so. And such actions are also a result of a feeling of helplessness among men. (Facebook, June 16)

For: Acid Attack – A Cowardly Move by Male Chauvinists 


Beth Price  Ridiculous lack of respect for human life. (Facebook, June 18)

For: Dalit girl beaten up as her shadow falls on high caste man


Trisha Lama She’s awesome!! She really deserves a great applause!!! (Facebook, June 16)

For: Angelina Jolie’s Powerful Speech On What Women Really Need From Men




Angelina Jolie – Amputation to Prevent Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Breast and ovarian cancers pose a serious threat to women’s health. Both types of cancer are now at the centre of debate after several celebrities decided to have their breasts and ovaries removed owing to the risk of them contracting cancer. (From April 3, 2015)

Acid attacks: when love turns into hate

Acid attacks in several Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have been plaguing women for a very long time. In fact, even men have sometimes fallen prey to rejected lovers who use this method to take revenge. Here is a repost of an older Women Talk Online report in which an acid attack survivor, Sonali Mukherjee, spoke to Samrah Fatima about her experiences. (From August 13, 2014)

Acid attacks: a tool to threaten women

Women in Pakistan’s troubled province Baluchistan are fearful after a spate of attacks that targeted women going out without male family members. A couple of days before Eid (the Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan), two men on a motorcycle sprayed acid-filled syringes on two teenage girls who were returning from the market in Mastung, a district in Pakistan’s troubled province Baluchistan. (From August 20, 2014)

Forget the Kamasutra, buy a book on self-defence

There are several souvenir shops at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi where tourists can buy books and models of the Taj Mahal and autorickshaws as souvenirs of their trip to the subcontinent. The Kamasutra, the ancient Sanskrit guide to sexual behavior, used to be one such book which a lot of foreign tourists liked to take back home from India. Now, after the brutal rapes the country has witnessed, everyone seems to be asking the same question: how could such horrific acts of sexual violence occur in a country where the Kamasutra was written? (From June 3, 2014)


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