I’d been with my books, reluctant to study despite the threat of upcoming exams hanging over my head; when an old friend I knew from my school days called. What I hadn’t expected was an impassioned rant about the oppression that she was subjected to at her college, a premier … Continue Reading
I was ten years old when I first learned the ordeal of what women go through as a starting point of maturity. I still remember sitting with all the women of the family as they explained to my sister this part of womanhood and the importance it holds. Surely … Continue Reading
It’s both a vague but also scarily real term that needs to be talked about. Before you ask why, before you dismiss me as a ‘whiny feminazi’, you should know something: many girls, including myself, have had to live through it.
Imagine this (any millennial can) – You … Continue Reading
Last Thursday, like most mornings this year, people woke up and checked Twitter to learn about the latest disaster. But instead of being amused by the usual trending Trump witticism du jour, US politics gave us a rare good headline, as a video of a woman representative giving a polished, … Continue Reading
Society is a human construct, a combination of an animalistic instinct to live in herds or packs and purely imaginary sets of rules and ‘acceptable behaviour’. This often trickles down into ideas of right and wrong, which eventually lead to differing opinions. However, when one view causes genuine harm to … Continue Reading
It starts like this.
You’re five years old, and you watch a cartoon where the lead character is cool and smart and funny. You want to be him but you can’t because he’s a boy and you’re a girl. At least, you have the female side character to look up … Continue Reading
The leering gaze as you walk down a dark alley, the unwanted touches on a crowded public bus or the gestures that mock your dignity when you are waiting for an auto-rickshaw. Most women face harrowing situations similar to this, or more dangerous every day of their lives. In a … Continue Reading
The safety of women and men in any country is a matter of importance. Security, equality, and justice are fundamental human rights everyone deserves. Women from all walks of life live in a constant state of fear. They fear judgment on the basis of their gender. The innumerable threats and … Continue Reading
Safety— according to a quick Google search— is the condition of being protected.
But safety, for most of the women in India, means anything but that. For many women, it means fighting a constant battle for their right to live; sometimes from the second they are born. For … Continue Reading