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Hello readers – Welcome to Women’s Web!
I’m Aparna V. Singh, the Founder-Editor of Women’s Web and I can’t tell you how excited I am at finally getting this website off the ground. It’s been in the offing for months, but then, there’s always so much to do between idea and implementation.
Here we are though, and I thought it would be nice to kick off things with a note on how Women’s Web has come about.
Almost a year ago, I was browsing online rather aimlessly when it hit me, that a significantly large proportion of the online content aimed specifically at women, was either celebrity gossip or tips on how to lose weight or apply your make-up or … well, you get the picture.
Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not above the occasional celeb-talk and as for beauty buzz, well, to each her own, though I do believe the excessive importance attached to women’s looks does no one any good (either women or men).
On the other hand, women in the workplace are no longer a novelty. It’s a different story that women have always been working – out in the fields, tending to children and the elderly, and today – they are also paid workers. Yet, if you were to look at many publications for women, it would almost seem as if this section of the population doesn’t exist.
The reasoning behind Women’s Web was simple : to address this gap and to present an interesting and thoughtful read for the many, many Indian women who I think would love to go beyond gossip and frills. While a good part of our content will revolve around the workplace and career development, there is also plenty for other kinds of readers: those whose ‘official’ working days are behind them, those who are on a break and would like to stay updated, those who’ve never gone in for paid employment but don’t consider themselves confined to the home.
It’s early days of course, and I’m assuming our course will adapt and change as we grow with our readers. Do stay with us as we start this exciting journey, and if you have any suggestions, let us know – I’d love to hear them.
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
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A 30 year old Associate Professor at a well-known University, according to an FIR filed by her, was forced to resign because the father of one of her students complained that he found his son looking at photographs of her, which according to him were “objectionable” and “bordering on nudity”.
There are two aspects to this case, which are equally disturbing, and which together make me question where we are heading as a society.
When the father of an 18 year old finds his son looking at photographs of a lady in a swimsuit, he can do many things. What this parent allegedly did was to dash off a letter to the University which states: