Gender

Sojourner Truth, First Feminist to Assert Black Identity: Intersectionality and Truth

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Spread the love           What Sojourner Truth may have been most famous for, not unlike the firebrand anarchist Emma Goldman, was her public speaking. Illiterate throughout her life, she nevertheless had a remarkable gift for language, and from 1840s onwards, went on several speaking tours with both women’s rights groups and abolitionists. In 1850, she also began […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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India Wage Report of ILO: Some Hits, Many Misses

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Spread the love           The ILO report estimates that the real average daily wages in India almost doubled between 1993–94 and 2011–12 but fails to mention that the Indian GDP quadrupled between 1991 and 2011. The report rightly highlights that average daily wages in urban areas remain more than twice as high as wages in rural areas […]


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Marxism is More Relevant Now: Every Country Has to Find Its Own Path to Socialism

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Spread the love           Marx revealed exactly how exploitation of labour and capital accumulation occur under capitalism. Marxism rejects all dogma and its development as a living and creative methodology didn’t end with Marx, Engels, and Lenin. It cannot exist without a constant connection to and critique of new experience and phenomena with their many shades, complexities, […]


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New Kerala Labour Policy to Make State Investor-Friendly

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Spread the love           The most significant feature of the new policy is the commendable attempt to make the state labour-friendly. A refreshing effort which is in glaring contrast to the attempts by the Centre and many states to heap more misery on the hapless labourers, who are already groaning under the burden of astronomical prices. A […]


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Mutual Consent Paramount in Adult Relationships: Latest Supreme Court Decision is of Great Significance

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Spread the love           If to exercise the basic rights of choice and intimate relationships, one has to knock on the doors of the highest court of the country every time, then the guarantees of gender justice have only remained on paper for most women in India. A report, for Different Truths. Two recent decisions from the […]


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Crime against Women in India: The Black Dot of Shame

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Spread the love           Our society is ruled by two “M’s” – Males and Money. Genders were never equal and I doubt that they ever will be in this country. Ours is a social system in which men hold primary power and a woman’s life lies between pleasures at one end and danger at another end. We prefer […]


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The Challenges of a Single Mother

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Spread the love            A single mother has to deal with the challenges of excelling at work to bring home enough for the child and for herself, while also playing the role of the primary nurturer, opines Rina, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The two genders in the human race are for a […]


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Sugar and Spice but Everything is not so Nice!

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Spread the love            Hemashri shares two experiences that speak volumes about the work environment in a government office, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Even retirement age for Supreme Court Judges is 65 years in India.This 70-year-old man retired in 2007 but engaged in a Government agency. He would come and deliver his […]


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Women in Armed Forces: A Test of Fortitude

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Spread the love            The relationship between traditional male commanders in the armed forces as also the soldiers with the increasing numbers of women in the armed forces would be one of the most robust ways to create a society that looks at its women and men on merit and capabilities, and not judge them on […]


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