Mahsa Amini, also known as Jina, was a regular 22-year-old hijabi woman from Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Jina was leaving for a peaceful day on October 16, 2022, but she could not have predicted the imminent threat that the Metro ride posed to her life that day. She witnessed … Continue Reading
The Vilification of Women in Mythology
Return to the Dark Days- The Situation of Women in Afghanistan
CONTENT WARNING: VIOLENCE, POLITICAL UNREST, ABUSE
Afghanistan, more famously known as the Graveyard of Empires, has been in the news quite frequently due to the geopolitical crisis that it has been undergoing for the past few decades.
But the matters took a toll for the worse in the country after … Continue Reading
The Rise of the Absurd #MarriageStrike
If you’re someone like me, a person who constantly checks their social media, be it trending reels on Instagram or the newest and most absurd hashtags on Twitter, there is no chance you would’ve missed the latest buzz about a collective group of men striking against, wait for it, the … Continue Reading
Gender Based Pay Gap in Sports
Women in sports have seen tremendous advancements in the past few decades. Still, the financial gap between today’s female athletes and their male counterparts—whose incomes have quadrupled—is arguably more significant than it has ever been. The gender wage disparity in many sports results from decades of underinvestment, which sexist views … Continue Reading
Gender Games: The Conjecture Surrounding Women In Power
A few weeks ago, I read about an author named Muriel Schulz and her perspective on the semantic derogation of women. She analyses how, over many generations, woman-related words have acquired negative sexual connotations that were once nice and “gentlemanly.”
Language molds according to the generation of people who use … Continue Reading
Female And Furious: Why Can’t Women Be Angry?
Anger is a volatile emotion. People express and channel their anger in different ways. For me, I don’t know what to do with my anger. It burns me up on the inside. What makes it more unbearable is the fact that I’m a woman.
Simply put, when it comes to … Continue Reading
Women In Workforce—The Emergence Of Modern Day Feminism
The advent of the Industrial Revolution saw many changes, from the Steam Engine’s invention to the Typewriter to the Printing Press. However, it also saw a significant difference in the political landscapes and workforces all over the world. This era saw the beginning of the suffragette— the fight by … Continue Reading
From Prejudices to Profanities: Women’s Social Media Ordeals
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Sexual Harrassment and Sexual Violence
Gender-based abuse on the internet is a reality today. In the name of freedom of expression, perpetrators of violation of online privacy are indulging in infelicitous behaviour. A rampant number of cases of highly inappropriate content is being reported daily, but … Continue Reading