Feminism

When will we stop treating husbands as ‘parmeshwar’?

I came across something that seemed quite funny to me. A forward on Facebook that captured a picture from a 1950s home economics textbook. It gave tips about how to look after your husband. In 2017, I may be shocked to read something like this – but in the 50s, 60s, 70s, it was actually(…)

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5 Instances Of Indian Textbooks Promoting Blatant Sexism

If you thought that sexism existed only at workplaces or public spheres, it is time to get your facts correct. Indian textbooks that are meant to sensitize students about issues that plague the country are promoting blatant sexism unabashedly. Read on to know 5 such instances that make us wonder the kind of education we(…)

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How can Yoga be Transformational for Working Women?

More than ever before, women today play many different roles in their lives. They are professionals, mothers, spouses, friends, caregivers of elderly relatives and volunteers in communities. Maintaining a balance between family and work is tough enough; to find time for yourself on top of that is nearly impossible. Spending all their time juggling your(…)

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Ten Things To Know About Sinta Nuriya

Sinta Nuriyah, wife of former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, has expressed her desire for a tolerant and feminist Islam. In an interview, she said, “We live among different religions, ethnicity and cultures. It’s necessary that we stand up to extremists.” Read on to know 10 interesting facts about this feminist Muslim woman: 1. She was(…)

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Feminism is not an urban phenomenon, it has rural roots: Kamla Bhasin

You seldom get to listen to Kamla Bhasin. SheThePeople.TV was present at the Indraprastha College where Bhasin spoke at length on many key issues surrounding gender and women’s rights. Here is a detailed report Kamla Bhasin, the renowned Indian feminist, poet, author and social scientist, never fails to engage her audience with thought-provoking lectures. In(…)

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Bollywood Actresses Wearing Feminism On Their Shirts

It is heartening to know that the F word has stopped haunting our Bollywood actresses now. They don’t feel the need to shy away from accepting what should, according to me, come naturally to them. It might take some time for them to open up properly about the importance feminism in their lives, but they(…)

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A wish for all homemakers and stay at home mothers

Mira Rajput, who few people, including me, had heard of is suddenly in the news for her  comments about her life choices and especially the statement referring to her role as a mother, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with her and rush off to work. She  is not a puppy, I(…)

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Of Holi and what my son needs to know by Kiran Manral

It is that time of the year again, and I go into immediate and terrifying flashbacks to my youth. Holi. I think most women have a horror story from Holi celebrations and it always involves men and groping. These are stories that often don’t get told. Because, well, Holi hai. Here’s Kiran Manral in the(…)

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