India’s Rape Laws – Are they rigid enough?

Rape is a controversial topic. Especially so in India, which has experienced several horrific and high profile cases in recent years. Such cases include that of a gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus in Delhi in 2012. This case and subsequent ones prompted a revision of sections in Indian law that deal with rape and sexual …

Intersectionality – the need for acceptance and support

What is intersectionality? Put simply, it is a feminist sociological theory that centers around analyzing and discussing how oppression often intersects, creating unique and varied experiences of discrimination. It was originally created by a black feminist Kimberlé Crenshaw to refer to the discrimination faced by black women. This discrimination is not only sexism and racism but an experience in which …