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It would be a blatant lie if I say that only women of the ‘Orient’ as proposed by the ‘Occident’ have been subjected to the
Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.
"In three years, I've never been in a public space without being afraid for my safety."
Sexual violence against women in India has made international waves in recent years. A 23-year-old woman was gang raped and
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I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.
"I will be honest," Muruganantham told BBC News. "I would not even use it to clean my scooter." In India and other developing
Scandinavian film buffs know about it, as well as other Europeans, but it remains a secret to most North Americans.
The idea that I was impure for a natural function, one that half the population experienced, was odious. I just kept thinking, this is some DUMB old rule written by DUMB old men.But this belief was at odds with other beliefs I also held. I was a guest in my aunt's house.
We believe that every woman counts and where every woman despite her class, caste has the right to have a safe childbirth. Maternal health is a sound investment strategy and we believe that it is important to speak collectively, act quickly and bring about long-lasting change.
Where do I search for my identity in such contrasting realities? How can I dare to dream when I feel insecure every time I have to step out of my house?
I sometimes hear from women of my mother's generation about what she meant to them. I used to think the admiration was for her image, the roles she played. But, their admiration, I now realize, was more than symbolic; it was also for the fact that she worked.
While women remained vulnerable on the streets, in contrast, many wielded great power in art, politics and the media -- albeit within the cocoon of the educated classes. 2013-03-19-kisalalapull.jpg
What Annie said next stopped me in my tracks: "Education gives a woman the power to say NO."
The director Zoya Akhtar laughs as she tells the story of the Steadicam operator who worked on her first film, “Luck by Chance
"I am 70 years old. Isn't this exciting -- at my age -- to have this brand new life before me?" Meet Karla Chandler. She's
As a woman, an Indian American Asian woman, a Hindu woman, I see the glass is more full than empty.
Boxing represents a new kind of freedom to the women who entered this steamy, old-fashioned ring on India's southern tip