New Age Feminists and What That Means For Women’s Safety?

“These feminists are unafraid to call out their friends and family in cases of sexual violence.  They are unafraid of the legal system. And most importantly, they are willing to learn and improve their errors” The past year has seen the breakthrough of a new feminism.  Of new young voices bringing in a cyclical change to the story and wants …

Women’s History Month – Women to Remember

Celebrate Women, This Month and Every Month As I am sure many of you know or have heard, March is Women’s History Month. It’s the month to appreciate, understand, and recognize women who have propelled the human race forward. Personally, I believe this is all women. Most of whom bear names we will never see running across newspaper headlines. Most …

Ringing the Stock Exchange Bell For Gender Equality

Stock Exchanges Advancing Gender Equality The key to the success and growth of a country is its human capital. The skills and productivity of its workforce. Therefore a country cannot be competitive and a company cannot be successful if it does not develop and appropriately use half of the world’s available talent pool – women! So to celebrate International Women’s …

International Women’s Day at the UN: How did we celebrate?

Observance of International Women’s Day at the UN Every year on International Women’s Day, I attend the United Nations (UN) Observance of International Women’s Day (#IWD2018) in New York City. Yesterday was no different for me except that the event organized was bigger (it was in the General Assembly) and the lines to get into the UN longer. This year, …

The Nirbhaya fund, an act of publicity?

Six years after, men, women and kids alike protested the lax laws and their enforcement for sexual assault in India, but how much has it changed? Rape cases are reported every week, without consequences. These instances are cruel and too brutal to explain to a kid, yet girls across the country are going put through these scarring and life-threatening experiences. …

Brave Miss World, Fame Done Well

https://www.thedailybeast.com/brave-miss-world-linor-abargil-on-her-journey-from-rape-victim-to-beauty-queen-to-activist

Linor Abargil Uses Her Platform To Support Survivors One thing I have come to appreciate about celebrities is when they devote themselves, their platforms, and their resources to worthy causes. Fame, I imagine, can be a lot of things to a lot of people. But I think everyone has the option to put their fame to good use. Examples are …

Bollywood and it’s Long term Commitment to Sexism

New Age media has repeatedly published articles about the problems with Bollywood. About how movies portray actresses, awards, and the million things that are related to Bollywood and our society. This article comes with the hope of making a difference, however small. It comes from a desire that women everywhere can watch a movie and be entertained instead of being infuriated, …

The Many Facets of Violence Against Women

The Widespread Nature of Violence Against Women (VAW) Before I begin, I’d like to give a couple of disclaimers. If any readers are sensitive to the discussion about sexual trauma, please read with caution. This blog post outlines the prominence of VAW in several areas of life, which may induce anxiety for certain people. Additionally, I would like to disclose …

The #MeToo Movement 2.0: Consent

One year ago, the Women’s March descended upon Washington, D.C., and, in fact, the world. Women all across the globe, along with supportive men, gathered to protest and bring awareness to issues like sexual harassment, discrimination, and equal pay. It was a rallying cry to the masses, saying, “You’re not alone and we’ll fight together!” After the marches, there was …