What is the Pink Protection Project?

Recently, Kerala launched a new project – Pink Protection Project for women’s safety. Chief Minister Pinaraya Vijayan announced this new scheme in order to protect women in public, private, and all digital mediums. It is important to elucidate the necessity of this campaign within Kerala. During the 2020-21 lockdowns, with greater restrictions in place, domestic violence cases grew by leaps …

Damage to the Chinese #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement is not new. It’s been around for a number of years now, and has encouraged women all over the world to speak up about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. It’s been a beacon of light for those struggling, and a symbol of solidarity for women everywhere. It went from being a handful of accounts to …

Consent in Intimate Relationships – Sexting edition

Clear Communication Consent is communication. Communication and comprehension are interlinked. Communicating effectively and clearly is the key to setting up healthy boundaries in every form of interaction. It is essential to “speak” in order to establish your boundaries and limitations.  Consent is a cup of tea. It is not about how much you agree to share of yourself, but, of …

Sports and Women: A relationship filled with Patriarchy

Introduction The Tokyo Olympics was the most gender-balanced game in the history of sports, with more than 49% of women. All the national committees had at least one male and one female representative. That is not just an achievement in empowering women but also a powerful step towards a more inclusive world. Women have achieved tremendous progress in sports. Not only have they made a …

The Handmaid’s Tale and Surrogacy in India

Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Nightmare I take the liberty by invoking one of the most controversial works of all time. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book is her best known works till date and is now adapted into an award winning web-series on Hulu. A near-future dystopia, it is situated at the peak of the second wave of feminism in America. It is crucial for …

Caste,Gender and Social Mobility dictating a woman’s life

Kausalya Baisantry’s autobiography is titled Dohra Abhishaap. Published in the year 1999, it is the first Dalit woman’s autobiography in Hindi. This seminal work is seen as a political subversion. It serves a dual purpose. To highlight the systemic oppression and social control over Dalit women. This includes the relations in their private lives. The final product is a result of transgression. …

Simone Biles: A Symbol of Strength at the Olympics

The 2020 Olympics just finished. Many impressive individuals dazzled the masses with the skills they have acquired over years of training. This article is about the one Olympian who chose to do things differently this year – the respectable Simone Biles. A four-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time all-round World Champion. Her stepping down from the team games was an act …

Key Takeaways From The Sayfty Self-Care Summit

“Unprecedented” – a word that entered everyone’s colloquial language and understanding. It became synonymous with the times we are currently experiencing. Above all, a sense of collective grief, loss and trauma. The 2020 pandemic brought even the politically powerful nations to their knees. In these tough times, when collective solidarity was the need of the hour. As a result, we, …

The Walk and Talk Scheme in UK

After the tragic murder of Sarah Everard on her walk home, the amount of fear in women has increased from the previously high level.  The Situation Sarah Everard, a 33 year old woman, was simply walking home from her friend’s house like always. She was making plans with her boyfriend like any other day. However, this day was different. The …

Why are women expected to change after their marriage?

Marriage has always been an essential unit to the society. Where a man and a woman unite to make a society. However, as the society became complex this unit became a gendered institution. Especially in India, where we nurture women to be a part of someone else’s family.  Thoda bardasht karna padta hai”and “pati or saas sasur ki seva karni chahiye” are …