An Urban Tale: Crimes Against Women in Gurgaon

An upsurge in sexual assault against women continues to plague Gurgaon! As I think about how to reiterate my thoughts, I find myself at a loss of words. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because words simply don’t satisfy my emotions. A familiar feeling of a fatigued anger inching towards indifference overcomes me as I read about …

Menstruation Taxes: The Cost of Periods is Too High

Menstruation taxes must end to achieve equality! For most women and girls, periods come every month. We don’t have the choice to have or not to have them. Periods aren’t optional, however some still deem sanitary products as a luxury. Periods are costly. We pay more than what’s fair for a necessity item. Women and girls around the world are subject to …

Are Reproductive Rights Solely a Woman’s Right?

Indian Women jeopardize their life to bear a disproportionate burden of exercising their reproductive rights. We live in a funny world where opinions metamorphose into politics, and politics into opinions. How does this merger happen you wonder? Facebook, Twitter, and seldom long-drawn WhatsApp forwards come to mind. Social media has nurtured everyone into an intellectual army – fiercely debating for the …

Academia and Gender Inequality

Gender equality in academia needs to be a focus in describing workplace inequality! When I think of gender inequality in the workplace, I think of big businesses or STEM careers. When I think of teachers, I think of how growing up, most of my teachers were women. People associate teaching jobs, in primary and secondary schools, with women. Despite this, there is …

Mobilizing Resources to End Violence Against Women

It’s possible to end Violence Against Women! UNiTE to End Violence Against Women designates the 25th of each month to Orange Day. This month, Orange Day is dedicated to Mobilizing Resources to End Violence Against Women (VAW). That includes: Providing survivors with resources and services Increasing measures to prevent VAW Creation and also implementation of laws and policies to provide lasting change …

Girl’s Education as a Priority

Girl’s education is not considered a priority worldwide, this needs to change! Finals are coming up and the stress of exams and essays is starting to set in. Sometimes I catch myself wishing school would be over and I wouldn’t have to worry about assignments or going to class. In these moments, I realize I take education for granted far …

Investments are guilt free shopping

It’s no secret, women like to shop! Over the years , I have heard many sexist remarks on shopping from men who feel their partner or sister or mother drags them from store to store to store. These regular comments have conditioned me to dislike the connotation of being a shopper -even if it’s for buying necessities. My conditioning is so …

Nirbhaya Rape Case Sentence Upheld

In 2012, the Nirbhaya gangrape case took the world by a storm! Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old student, was gang-raped on a moving bus. Her attackers then threw her from the moving bus, leaving her to die. Despite medical attention, she died from her injuries thirteen days after the attack. This case was instrumental in bringing attention to the topic of rape …

The Truth Behind Stealthing

No means no at any time, even if consent was given at first! This video on twitter last week caught my eye. The video focused on “stealthing” and because I didn’t know what it was, I was curious to find out. My curiosity soon turned to disgust. According to a report recently published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law ‘Stealthing’ …

Violence Faced By Indigenous Women and Girls

  Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls The United Nation’s Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women has made the 25th of every month #OrangeDay. Today’s #OrangeDay, April 25th, focuses specifically on Violence against Indigenous women and girls. Centuries of oppression of indigenous populations have set the stage for disadvantages that are intensified in indigenous people. We are failing our indigenous …