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A friend asked me the other day, “Why are you such an intimidating feminist?” I replied, “Have you ever been slapped and abused only because you were not a son?” My friend was silent, almost sympathetic. I wasn’t. “Have you been raped and couldn’t do anything about it because that man was your husband?”
Date21.11.2013 | 8:51
Attention please: Girls and women of all age groups are requested to keep at least two adult men or four adult women with them, regardless of whether they are at home or elsewhere. This measure will help in case the woman in question is raped. The witnesses can then testify in court and help the victim get justice. Rapists are also requested not to harm these
Date13.06.2013 | 12:10
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to revoke the work-from-home policy last month. Her decision provoked a lot of outrage all over the world. CEO of the internet portal Best Buy, Hubert Joly, took a similar decision, but the criticism this time was much lesser. This is primarily because all hoped that Mayer, a female CEO, who was hired when she was 37 and five months pregnant at that time would bring in some cool business ideas to balance work and life out of work.
Date22.03.2013 | 10:50
There is a proverb which says “Men build houses, women build homes.” No person will disagree. But today’s women do not just make homes; they walk hand in hand with their male counterparts professionally and also manage their homes and families. Debarati Mukherjee spoke to women from her city and asked them how they were celebrating Women’s Day.
Date08.03.2013 | 9:47
While the Indian government was celebrating its 64th Republic Day with pomp and grandeur, most young Indians were thinking that Republic day has lost its sense. The reason, they say, is that laws have not been revamped and do not ensure to justice for the victims of social crimes. Using social media as a platform to voice their protests and demands, the youth ofIndia has unified in one spirit and is showcasing its demands all across the country.
Date30.01.2013 | 13:43
There is a lot common between Pakistan and India, after all the two nations have hundreds of years of shared history. But while partition of British India in 1947 gave India and Pakistan separate identities, 65 years later, the two nations are still striving to achieve a major goal: the protection of their women citizens from rape.
While activists in Pakistan mourned the recent killing of nurses carrying out a polio vaccination programme, the gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in a Delhi bus on December 16 has shaken the Indian nation and touched what the International Herald Tribune called the “deepest chord of discontent”.
Date03.01.2013 | 14:39
Women who dare to love, to pursue a career and women who refuse to be tied down by the conservative society are simply eliminated in Afghanistan. To this day, tribal courts and the Taliban use the Sharia (Islamic law) and order punishments such as stoning and executions. With a massive number of women falling prey to antiquated social customs, the obvious question is: does Afghanistan really want its women?
Date05.12.2012 | 15:05