November 24, 2013
Queer Feminist Caucus India is hosting 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence online. This year’s theme is militarism, and we are especially focusing on AFSPA and gender violence. We are: 1. Tweeting – We’ll be hosting two tweetathons from our Twitter handle @InQueer on Nov 1 and Nov 7, from 9 pm IST onwards. [...]
November 21, 2013
In the January 2013 edition of Tehelka Weekly, managing editor Shoma Chaudhary severely condemned the absence of “harsh and swift punitive measures to puncture the idea of immunity” built up around the discourse of rape and sexual assault in the country. It was this very publication, which also severely condemned politicians, who made callous [...]
November 21, 2013
“NWMI Demands Institutional Redress of Sexual Harassment and Assault”
Recent developments at the weekly news magazine Tehelka demonstrate that media houses have a long way to go in ensuring safety for women media professionals.
A journalist working with Tehelka [...]
November 18, 2013
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A few days back the social networks were heralding Anurag Kashyap as the newest feminist on the block. Curious, I decided to click the link on my friend’s Facebook timeline that lead me to watch the cause of such praises- his short film. Titled ‘That Day after Everyday’, the [...]
November 14, 2013
Some educational institutions in India follow a policy of gender equality, but in practice there exist subtle forms of gender power relations and a disciplining of the female body. Despite the fact that boys and girls study together, play together, have access to the same resources, gender socialisation plays a role in ways in which [...]
November 10, 2013
In times not very different from our own, there were three girls. ‘Good’ girls, all of them. They came from middle-class families. They dressed up ‘decently’ and had ‘respectable’ jobs. Almost as a routine practice, however, they were sexually harassed- on the street, on their way to work and even at work. Not surprisingly, their [...]
September 24, 2013
Reclaiming Rights: Challenging Gender-based Violence in South Asia
Date and time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013; 6 to 8 pm
Venue: International Development Exchange (IDEX), 333 Valencia St., Suite 250, San Francisco
About the event:
The Delhi and Mumbai gangrapes have garnered critical public attention, outrage, and mobilising in India [...]
September 16, 2013
THE RAPE OF THE 23-year old medical student, Ms. Jyoti Singh Pandey, in New Delhi in December 2012 outraged many around the world. Sadly, for those of us with ties to India, this crime, as horrific and shocking as it was, did not come as a complete surprise. More recently, the same act was [...]
September 10, 2013
I RECENTLY RECEIVED a comment from a reader of another blog I write, stating that she didn’t believe patriarchy was such a menace in America. I read the comment, took a deep breath, and pondered on the gentlest possible way to dispel that notion without mailing her a dossier of statistics. Turns out I didn’t [...]
August 27, 2013
A red coloured Maruti van parked 100 metres away.
Four hefty men with bulging eyes.
Stark silence, dreaded darkness.
No familiar faces in sight.
The time was past midnight.
… a shiver ran down my spine.
Amidst the chaos and clutter of charred bodies being wheeled in with families breaking down, little did I [...]