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Gender “Will You Marry Her?” It’s Not a Question that Should Be Thrown at a Rapist. Definitely Not By the SC
In a shocking statement, the Supreme Court today asked a government employee seeking protection from arrest whether he would marry a woman who has accused him of repeated rape. Whom are we protecting here? Definitely not the survivor.Add to list
Pop Culture Why Chloe Zhao’s Golden Globe-Winning Nomadland is a Must-Watch Film for a Crisis-Hit World
Nomadland won big at the Golden Globes – best drama and best director, making Chloe Zhao the first Asian woman to win the award. The film is about a middle-aged woman forced into a life on the road after her husband’s death and subsequent shutdown of the plant he worked for. Life, the film tells us, can be looked at with the serenity of contentment, with the plausibility of lesser goals.Add to list
Culture Ancient Indian Texts Are Filled with Stories of Same-Sex Unions. Why Are We Opposing Them Now?
Opposing same-sex marriage, the Centre argued that marriage, by definition, should only take place between a biological man and woman. But mythology and ancient texts are replete with stories of same-sex unions. And let’s not forget the temples of Khajuraho.Add to list
Gender “Wife No Object”: This HC Ruling on “Skewed Patriarchy” Should Be Required Reading in Every Home
Refusing to grant leeway to a man who attacked his wife for not making tea, which led to her death, the Bombay High Court said, “A wife is not a chattel or an object. Marriage ideally is a partnership based on equality.” Sadly, this idea of the wife being the husband’s property is all too common in India.Add to list
Gender Little Women: Slumber Parties Are Where Girls Get Their First Lesson in Sisterhood
The sleepovers that my childhood best friend organised were American pop-culture paradise – we watched rom-coms and discussed boys over a feast of pizza, coke, and ice-cream. But that’s not what they were all about. Our talks steered toward periods and acne and the “burden of our boobs”. What we did not know at the time was that we were creating our first, original feminist safe space.Add to list