Women

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Issues

Sajid Khan – The Abusive Psychopath needs Jail, Not Atonement!

Saloni Chopra begged him [https://medium.com/@salonichopra/after-all-the-years-of-silence-heres-metoo-9818ebac15e2] to just let her “fuck him”, so Sajid Khan could “back off afterwards” and stop abusing and messing her up.  You are so “naive and stupid”, he yelled.  “This wasn’t about sex, it was about me being his little bitch

17 Oct 18 4 min read
United States of America

May God Save the God Enslaved by Sexual Predators

On Monday, Bill O’Reilly, the Fox Anchor and the person who has done not one but several multi-million dollar sexual harrassment settlements lamented about how “God” is not protecting him enough [http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/23/media/bill-oreilly-misconduct-allegations/]. > “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’

24 Oct 17 4 min read
Europe

Indian rapes and German rapes: a tale of Neo-Imperialism

We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary – India’s Daughter – made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus.  All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned!  Why was

19 Mar 15 6 min read
Relationships

Logic Framework to test the Question: Why do beautiful women marry unattractive men and good looking men marry beautiful women?

Some people have this idea that although Good-looking women marry not so good looking men, Good looking men do marry good looking women.  But is that true?  Here is an interesting mathematical argument. Read Gayle Laakmann McDowell [https://www.quora.com/Gayle-Laakmann-McDowell]‘s [https://www.quora.com/Why-do-good-looking-women-often-marry-men-who-are-way-less-good-looking-while-good-looking-men-often-marry-good-looking-women/answer/Gayle-Laakmann-McDowell]

19 Mar 13 1 min read
Women

New Sexual Assault Law: Without Consent, Sex is Rape

The new Sexual Assault law is being criticized in a lot of areas, but some of its provisions may bring cheer for women.  It puts the decision for sex being consensual on the victim squarely.  If the victim  says it was not consensual, it wasn’t. > On consent for sex,

05 Feb 13 1 min read
India

“Mohammad the Intestine-Ripper” (Delhi Gangrape) should be given Jail for Life: Can’t let this animal loose on streets of India!

In the recent Delhi Gangrape case, there were 6 rapists: Ram Singh, the bus driver, and his brother, Mukesh Singh,  Vinay Sharma, an assistant gym instructor, Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller, an unemployed youth Akshay Thakur and Raj Mohammad [http://www.rediff.com/news/report/juvenile-gang-rapists-mother-he-is-dead-for-me/20130201.htm] supposedly a

01 Feb 13 5 min read
India

Delhi Gangrape: What Should Boys Be Taught About Rape?

Here is an interesting discussion on what the boys should be taught about rape. Akhil Sharma discusses the whole issue of how boys are brought up and what messages are they getting.. specifically with respect to sex and rape .. and women in particular. > Much of this conversation has focused on

15 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Woman Gangraped, Killed and Hung from a Tree in Bihar

I know a lot has been written about rape and rape cases.  Jyoti’s rape itself was a demonstration of mind-numbing inhuman traits… Worse than animals.  Now, this another one – close on heels of so many others, is equally baffling.  Do we not have human beings living in India anymore?

14 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Yet another Bus Gang rape – in Punjab – and victim dumped

It is as if the collective male consciousness has just become mind-numbingly criminal in India.  Close on the heels of the death of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the Delhi Gang rape victim, come another gang rape, which can bring the images of Delhi’s nightmare back. The victim had boarded the

13 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Controversial statements on Delhi Gangrape by Well-known people

In this very interesting post, Shilpa Jamkhandikar gives a list [http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/09/short-skirts-bad-stars-and-chow-mein-why-indias-women-get-raped/] of the Hall of Shame of the people who have given controversial statements regarding the Delhi Gang Rape incident.  Just putting it here as a means of future reference. > Asaram Bapu,

09 Jan 13 5 min read
India

Delhi Gangrape Case cocktail: Rape epidemic, Apathy, Admin breakdown, Brutality of Power

The friend of Delhi Braveheart discussed the incidents surrounding the whole rape situation (People were afraid to help us: Delhi gang-rape victim’s friend [http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/i-never-had-thoughts-of-leaving-her-and-running-away-delhi-gang-rape-victims-friend_820801.html] ).  Here is what he said. > “The occupants of the bus, which had tinted windows and curtains, had

05 Jan 13 4 min read
India

Rape Map of India: Insightful, Indicative and Useful

The following “Rape Map of India” is very interesting.  In 2011, a total of 24,206 rape cases were registered in India, as per the National Crime Records Bureau.  The map gives the distribution of the cases.  Obviously, reporting of rape cases in India is not the same as reporting

04 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Rapes and Life Lesson from Swami Vivekananda

Long before Swami Vivekananda had become popular through his landmark speeches in Chicago in 1893, he had once gone to meet and stay with Maharaja of Jaipur.  As was the custom, Maharaja a great lover of festivities went out of his way to welcome Swamiji.  There was an issue that

02 Jan 13 5 min read
India

Sadhguru speaks on Delhi Gang Rape case

What kind of humanity are we raising in this society? This rape is not main issue. We need to look at the foundation of such acts of violence.  When such things happen, we usually just become politically correct and raise outrage.  But is that the solution?

29 Dec 12 1 min read
India

Delhi Gangrape case: Punishment for Rapists – Death or Castration?

Delhi’s Girl (lets call her that instead of the demeaning “Delhi Gangrape victim”) has corroborated that all the 6 guys raped her, which syncs with her friend’s version as well. (All 6 men raped me, Delhi Gangrape victim tells SDM [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/All-the-6-men-raped-me-Delhi-gangrape-victim-tells-SDM/Article1-979351.

22 Dec 12 4 min read
Relationships

The End of Men… and Rise of Women: a discussion

Is the power dynamics changing towards the women?  This writer says – that women and men equation is surely changing. Related articles How a feminist debate was derailed by asking all men to leave | Marta Owczarek [http://r.zemanta.com/?u=http%3A//www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/03/

07 Dec 12 1 min read
India

Blame the Rape Victim courtesy Delhi Police

In a recent investigation by NDTV and Tehelka into the rapes in Delhi and how the law enforcement handles and looks at them, there was a stunning revelation: Most senior cops [http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/in-and-around-delhi-cops-blame-rapes-on-women-tehelka-investigation-with-ndtv-194735] are hostile to the victims and blame them for their own rape.

07 Apr 12 3 min read
Pakistan

Almost 1000 Pakistani women killed for Family’s Honor

What is it about the people of Indian subcontinent, that we still value “Honor” or our value in others’ eyes so much?  Why can’t we live our lives in a way that upholds ourselves in just our own eyes? Although, both India and Pakistan have this family honor disease,

22 Mar 12 2 min read
India

Where Mothers are forced to give Opium to their Infants

Rajasthani Women LabourersYesterday, the world observed International Women’s Day.  Women are facing many issues over the world, specially in countries like India.  The issues that a working woman faces in the urban places is quite a bit, but the issues that the rural or slum mothers face often puts

09 Mar 12 1 min read
Women

Infographic of the Day: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day.  While many use this day to wish women, but the real intent of instituting this day was to push for Gender Equality.  Even today, most women do not get the same level of salary as their male co-workers get, even in the US! In

08 Mar 12 1 min read
India

Indictment of Crime or Resignation by the Justice?

A Kerala High court judge had an interesting observation on the society around him: > “Sex with young girls had become the luxury of the rich and the hunt for virgins had gained momentum. This may be because of fear of AIDS,” So spake Justice K T Shankaran, in a case

01 Aug 11 1 min read
Personal

Rape – Do You Feel Hot About It?

It is said that the way the women of a particular region, or country, are kept and treated tells a lot about the men of that place.  Take your mind off to all those places of our country or the world where atrocities on women are common and then think

20 Jan 11 6 min read
Misc

Why Is It So Difficult To Deal With Women?

Are you a woman, and have you ever thought like this?  Why is it so difficult to deal with women?  Have you ever experienced this?  Have you ever felt that in personal relationships too being friends with boys, while in school or college or work place, was less complicated than

18 Nov 10 7 min read
India

Why Are YOU In Your Marriage?

Indian Marriages, all over the world, are seen with so much awe.  Moreover, the rituals and ceremonies as shown in movies which are further popularized by celebrities have all created such a hype around Indian marriages. Indian marriages are like the perfect case studies, which are taught and sold throughout

06 Sep 10 3 min read
Women

Can Your Employer Be Your Moral Inspector?!

A conversation with my maid servant made me think about this.  Can one person be a moral inspector of another?  Be it an employer or anyone else.  Do we have the right to be moral policing of others? Read on…. “Maine kuch nahin kiya” (I have done nothing wrong) she

03 Sep 10 3 min read
Women

Femininity – The Complexity Of Human Sexuality

I wanted to start writing a series of posts on femininity, being feminine and the various aspects of being a woman in Indian society.  What better way to start with than discussion first about the factors which determines the sexual identity of a woman (and for that matter a man

30 Aug 10 2 min read
Women

When Indian Muslim Women Questioned Fatwa

Imagine the alleys of an old city in a place like Lucknow, and in a locality which is very conservative and a few women, (as I saw in the picture, there was no Burqa), march together with placards saying things like “Dharmacharyon se yeh keh do hum unki zageer nahin”

21 Aug 10 2 min read
Indian Culture

Raavana Is In My Soul

I wrote this some time back : Its Dussehra or call it Vijaya Dashmi. The same story is going to repeat itself once again this year too. I had been reading it since my school days – Burai par Achchai ki jeet ka tyohaar – victory of goodness over evil. The jubilant crowds

20 Jul 10 3 min read
India

Increasing smoking amongst women in India: #3 in the world

Smoking is a habit that hits directly at a person’s basic living system – the lungs. This is why many smokers have decided to kick their tobacco habit, either by using things like vaping products available at indejuice.com [https://indejuice.com], or by stopping smoking altogether. Its been a

11 Jun 10 3 min read
Religion

When Boobs quaked the world!

A low-cut protest rocked the world this week.  The epicenter was the facebook page called “Boobquake” [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boobquake/115608248460905]. Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi had said recently that: “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in

28 Apr 10 1 min read
India

Single Women in India: Fight for Rights

In US and in other Western countries, it is easier for single women – with or without kids – to live a life.  Its not so easy in India. To start with there are numerous taboos and stigmas.  Widows face issues of ritualistic society where she is either thoroughly tortured by making

10 Jan 10 1 min read
India

Single Women in India: Fight for Rights

In US and in other Western countries, it is easier for single women – with or without kids – to live a life.  Its not so easy in India. To start with there are numerous taboos and stigmas.  Widows face issues of ritualistic society where she is either thoroughly tortured by making

10 Jan 10 1 min read
India

First woman Army officer court martialed

Now that the women officers are in the Indian Defense services, it seems they are not doing as good as one might have thought they would.  Which is a shame.  Several of them have been called because of professional impropriety or corruption. The first Indian Army officer (Captain Poonam Kaur)

12 Jul 09 1 min read
Religion

Woman, Burkha and Sarkozy

A woman walks into a store and sees trousers and short skirts.  Decides to buy both.  One for office and another for her party.  She has a choice.  Some guys see her in the trousers and admire her figure while some guys see her in short skirt on the dance

26 Jun 09 7 min read
Women

What if Women Controlled the World?

What if women ruled the world?  Well, world would definitely be very different.  If the women called the shots then a lot of religions would have been conceived differently for one thing!  At the very least the “Heavens” would have good looking men as opposed to Virgin women or good-looking

03 Jun 09 4 min read
Women

A 12 year old leads fight against Child Marriage in Bengal

Child Marriage is a curse in India specially for the little girls.  They are often packed off with older men for a rough life and many times a sad ending. It is important that everyone speaks up against such stupid customs. In Bararola – village east of Kolkatta, West Bengal; a

29 Apr 09 1 min read
Special Stories

Female Body mutilation practices and her Sexuality

A woman’s body has been a playground throughout the human history.  And still man cannot get enough and justifies everything in the name of some ideology – whether it is religious, cultural or modernity.  The effect is always the same – mutilation of body parts.  Here are some of the well

23 Nov 08 3 min read
Women

"Beauty-disadvantaged" women beckoned by Mayor of Aussie mining town

In north-west Queensland state of Australia, the mayor of Mt Isa, John Molony [http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSSYD14437220080821?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews] found his town has a dispropotionately higher male population vs females (5:1).  So, logically he thought that here is an opportunity for the not-so-coveted lonely

21 Aug 08 1 min read
China

A Prostitution Pricing Chart

Of course, humans can also read and write which Monkeys [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=blog/monkeys-money-and-sex-now-we-know] cannot. Humans are more sophisticated about prostitution. Here is a price chart from Hong Kong. Look at the difference in prices. A Malay girl is the cheapest and a Russian girl

25 Jul 08 1 min read
Women

Prostitution in an Islamic Republic

Iran has an Islamic regime.  The Islamic dress code is enforced and so many other things.  But right under the nose of the law (and sometimes in connivance of the law) – everything goes on.  I know of a person from Iran who has been to all night parties full of

10 Jun 08 2 min read
India

Indian Government to pay parents to raise a girl child!

In India girl child is treated as a curse!  Thousands are killed every year.  The worst states in this gory act are those in the North India – specifically Punjab!  Now, for the first time, there is a serious scheme being planned, that is aimed at saving the girl child specifically

18 Jan 08 1 min read
Women

Female Infanticide in India

This is one poster (from Amnesty International) that simply got my attention.  Very well thought of and it hits hard for one who is Indian and completely against the bias towards the girl child! Text on the poster: In Indien sterben jährlich tausende mädchen nur weil sie mädchen sind. English

22 Dec 07 1 min read
Women

Female Infanticide in India

This is one poster (from Amnesty International) that simply got my attention.  Very well thought of and it hits hard for one who is Indian and completely against the bias towards the girl child! Text on the poster: In Indien sterben jährlich tausende mädchen nur weil sie mädchen sind. English

22 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Gulabi Gang – the power of pink!

Suchitra Krishnamurthi [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/the_power_of_pi.html] talks about the power of the Pink color.. and provides links to this story of women of Banda area in UP who are dressed in pink (or is it purple?) and call themselves “Gulabi Gang” [http:

13 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Gulabi Gang – the power of pink!

Suchitra Krishnamurthi [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/the_power_of_pi.html] talks about the power of the Pink color.. and provides links to this story of women of Banda area in UP who are dressed in pink (or is it purple?) and call themselves “Gulabi Gang” [http:

13 Dec 07 1 min read
Business

Rural B-School Empowers Women in India!

In 1990, I went to Insitute of Rural Management, Anand [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irma.ac.in%2F&ei=8bYfR-bIDZjceonThLcN&usg=AFQjCNHL6Atu72YADg2ARk_w9lK-S3h8tA&sig2=mzDGYMmSwi-ZJ1RggDlrRQ] . It was and remains one of the premier Business School that caters to

25 Oct 07 2 min read
Religion

Girl Education is unIslamic

This guy Anwar Syed [http://dawn.com/2007/08/19/op.htm] writes in Dawn – a Pakistani daily – that a Maulana (Islamic cleric) has pronounced that Girl education is un-Islamic and asked the parents to withdraw girls from public school.  Syed says that this is untrue from the religious scriptures

19 Aug 07 2 min read
India

Correlation between Women and a Country's Prosperity

One of my close friends – Vish – has written this based on an earlier post on drishtikone.  I think it is very informative and analyzes our poverty in context of our age old wisdom in the Vedas. ==================== Desh posted a story [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=shame_on_us_

16 Aug 07 1 min read
Religion

Epidemic of Rape of Unveiled Women by Muslim Immigrants

There is an "epidemic" of sorts in Europe (and Australia).  More and more Muslim men are being convicted of rape (often Gang-rape) of European women who dare to stray into Muslim dominated areas unveiled or less than veiled. This barbarism is not just a European issue.  Remember Australia’s highest

25 Jul 07 5 min read
Religion

How a Muslim-turned-Hindu was tortured in Malaysia!

This is a rather bizarre case [http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/07/06/821177-muslim-born-woman-seeks-life-as-hindu] .  A girl in Malaysia born to ethnic Indian Muslim parents was named Siti Fatimah.  She was registered as a Muslim.  However, she was raised by her grandmother as a Hindu!  In 2001, her name was

06 Jul 07 2 min read
Politics

Are men and women INHERENTLY DIFFERENT?

There is a fair bit of controversy on the differences between genders.  Do men and women think and behave differently?  A year ago, the president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Summers], sparked an uproar at an academic conference when he said that innate

16 Feb 06 2 min read

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