Gender

Gender

Am I too Modern to Handle?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWomen from cities are often perceived or tagged as notorious for being too modern. However, they have their connotations of the term ‘modern’. Mahima explores the meanings of modernity, as she sees it, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In my surroundings, I have always been tagged as being ‘too modern to handle’. […]

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Sexism and Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutesPayal relooks at classics and popular comics to find how sexist in content these are, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently, I decided to recycle through all the old books that I loved as a girl. I was in for a big shock. It wasn’t that plots weren’t exciting, or the writing […]

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From Practice to Perfect: Sex with Minor Wife Criminalised by the SC

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a landmark judgement, the Apex Court ruled out the exception u/s 375(2) of the IPC as being unconstitutional, stating that if any husband engages in sexual intercourse with his minor wife, consensual or not, it will amount to rape and such husband can be subjected to up to 10 years of imprisonment under the […]

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The Me Too Campaign: Women Stand Tall Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe “Me Too” campaign has brought together women in a show of solidarity, of courage to make visible the enormity of sexual and domestic violence against them – their age, skin colour, social stature and economic background notwithstanding. Shernaz takes a hard look into gender discrimination, exclusively in Different Truths. The “Me Too” campaign that […]

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Sexual Harassment at Workplace: 20 Years after Vishaka Verdict

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Apex Court, for the first time, laid down a volume of guidelines and principles, apparently to be followed by all employment institutions state governed or private. In 2013, 16 years after the landmark judgement, The Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prohibition, Prevention, and Redressal) Act, 2013 was passed, which superseded all the existing guidelines, states […]

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Landlords and the Unmarried Women in Kolkata

Reading Time: 2 minutesBindita shares her woes of being discriminated against and being asked personal questions by landlords in the City of Joy, Kolkata. Read more exclusively in Different Truths. I hear all the time that women should be independent, not for others, but for themselves. We should work hard so that we are neither financially nor emotionally […]

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Education is the Key to Reduce Child Marriage: CRY

Reading Time: 3 minutesCRY welcomes Bihar government’s move to combat child marriage and advocates that it can only be achieved by ensuring that girls get to complete higher secondary education before they reach the legally prescribed age for marriage. A report in Different Truths.       In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls […]

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Divorced Women should not Lose Their Self-esteem

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether it’s the fault of women or not, they are the ones who are almost always blamed for divorce in the patriarchal society. Mahima, with the help of noted psychiatrists, finds out how they should regain confidence after divorce, in the weekly column, for Different Truths. I decided to pen this piece after a close friend […]

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The Importance of Being Married: Karva Chauth and Attendant Hoopla

Reading Time: 5 minutesPayal takes a hard look at Karva Chauth fasting. She brilliantly critiques the tradition, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Yesterday was the popular day of fasting and prayer for the husband, celebrated all over Northern India, especially Punjab, called Karva Chauth. Millions of married Indian women would have got up at break of […]

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Social Media: Why Men Gang-up Against Women?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe rule-maker of social media is coming out to be a lobby of men which dictates the women what they must write, how they must dress up and even how they must behave. Mahima explores the reason behind this male-dominated social media, which is a threat to women’s freedom-of-expression, in her regular column, exclusively in […]

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