Making the Move Towards Non-Stereotypical Parenting

Topic: Equal Parenting  Confessions of a Work-from-home-dad The concept of ‘Work From Home Fathers’ while slowly gaining popularity in the west, has yet to pick up and be accepted as a norm in India. Enter Sid Balachandran, also known as Rishi’s dad, is working hard at changing the stereotypes associated with parenting, by doing it in the most obvious way …

Gender Based Violence – It’s not funny

Violence Against Women is not funny. Stop joking about it! I got up this morning with an urgent need to write . I had received a simple forward. A meme. The joke seemed almost harmless ,just like every other misogynistic joke which rides the internet waves. The picture depicted a wife and a husband in a car with the caption “Darling, put …

Single And Happy

“Nowadays internet and mobile dating apps are my matchmakers” I am single and happy and it’s something I am quite proud of. Yet every now and then I decide to step out of my state of complacency and “get out there.” When I was younger this was simple enough – I’d go out with some of my friends or ask …

Silence defeats every woman but every man too

Topic: Men For Gender Equality  Why should men should bother to contribute to the discussion on violence against women? Why should they lend their support to the struggle for gender equality and the issue of feminism? Women have made great progress by themselves, they seem to be doing a great job. Let them be! They don’t need condescending men telling them how …

Stop Controlling Our Clothes

As a society we condemn women for the clothes they wear while claiming that sexism is no longer a problem. The Burkini ban in France publicly undress women wearing modest muslim beachwear or kick them off the beach completely. People cry “Oppression of women!” and point at modest clothing, as they shun and embarrass the women wearing those clothes. On the …

Dawn Hendrickson: How I Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse

*Content Warning: Childhood Sexual Abuse* Topic: Child Sexual Abuse My Story Healing takes such courage and strength. My main abuser, my father, died when I was 24 years old. It is at that time that I felt I was actually born, or reborn. Looking back, I realize I fell through a lot of cracks, including medical personnel. I had always thought …

Empowering Women to Protect Themselves

Every woman questions her ability to confront a dangerous situation. What if I’m the target of sexual harassment, assault or even rape? Am I strong enough to defend myself? Fear and anxiety about personal safety persists daily in the minds of millions of women and dis-empowers them. But women’s safety is relative to situational circumstances, and there is no one …