Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tag: GENDER

‘The Women’s Courtyard’:  Gender, Violence and Politics through the Eyes of Women

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BOOK REVIEW/Khadija Mastur’s Urdu novel ‘ The Women’s Courtyard’ offers a glimpse into the complex world of femininity, tradition and politics in the backdrop of the Partition.

Women from Indian Grassroots Strive for Menstrual Health Awareness

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SOCIETY / The taboos centered on women’s menstruation in traditional Indian homes ranged from being denied entry into temples, dietary and mobility restrictions to being considered impure.

Botswana High Court Delays Judgment on Decriminalising Same Sex Relations

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Botswana high court has delayed to release their judgment on decriminalising same sex relations. The high court has made the decision pending till June this year.

Understanding the Significance of Women’s Day beyond the Logic of the Market

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GENDER / Wedded to the globalized market economy, the culture industry has evidently evoked sentiments and crafted equivalent activities, skillfully evading the actual essence of the day and limiting the meanings of such historical events.

Women’s Day / Women are winning over the World despite the Odds

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Women’s Day/ As we commemorate Women’s Day and salute the strong spirit of women across the world, we share a few positive stories from all around the world.

Cinema on Women is not Just Women’s Cinema

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Films are a medium of immense possibility given their potential to depict narratives and characters with a sincerity that touches people’s lives. The emergence of films about women’s issues marks a remarkable turn from films that were centered on male protagonists alone but will this trend result in societal transformation if it is seen and appreciated only by women? Dr. Reetamoni Das

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: A Film Too Conventional To Make a...

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CINEMA It is for the first that that mainstream Bollywood cinema has come up with a film on lesbianism at such a big scale but what is sad is that the performances and the screenplay have failed to leave a mark.

MeToo amidst the Telegu Film Industry and the Unquestioned Misogynist Culture

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The MeToo movement may have empowered women to speak against exploitation but the Telegu film industry has still a long way to go when it comes to gender sensitivity and the creation of egalitarian work cultures.

Transgender Persons Bill Gets Passed in Lok Sabha amid Community Unrest

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GENDER The Transgender Persons Protection and Rights Bill (2016) was passed in the Lok Sabha with 27 amendments to it. The transgender community however feels that the Bill is discriminatory and criminalizes the community. One of the greatest objections raised about the Bill is that it does not give the transgender community the right to self-determination.

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