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This week's interesting stories on women's rights and women's lives from around the world.
Body image, violence against women, women and time – here comes this edition of the Women’s Web Pick Of The Week. Happy Reading!
“…when we replace doing the things we love with doing the things we believe must get done, most of us don’t end up happier as a result.” Thoughts on women and how we may be sabotaging our free time.
Being fat, feeling pretty, self-doubt and its shadow on relationships: Heather Ryan shares her experiences with dating and finding love.
“…after six weeks of Gender class and many hours of reading and thinking about what the female body meant, I found it easy enough to judge a woman on the basis of physical appearance alone.” Dhiya K reflects on her own reactions to female models at a fashion show.
Our movies and violence against women: A wordless post by Aarathi. (Hat tip: Towards Harmony)
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”. Thoughts on Virginia Woolf’s writing.
Can one be respectful of a child’s preferences while teaching her to eat better? Chandrima has an excellent post on picky eater Vs. acquired taste.
“How to make TV channels see that the word ‘breast’ is not dangerous and they don’t need to bleep it out?” Annie Zaidi writes on the fear of the female body.
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He said that he needed sometime to himself. I waited for him as any other woman would have done, and I gave him his space, I didn't want to be the clingy one.
Trigger Warning: This deals with mental trauma and depression, and may be triggering for survivors.
I am someone who believes in honesty and trust, I trust people easily and I think most of the times this habit of mine turns into bane.
This is a story of how a matrimonial website service turned into a nightmare for me, already traumatized by the two relationships I’ve had. It’s a story for every woman who lives her life on the principles of honesty and trust.
And when she enters the bedroom, she sees her husband's towel lying on the bed, his underwear thrown about in their bathroom. She rolls her eyes, sighs and picks it up to put in the laundry bag.
Vasudha, age 28 – is an excellent dancer, writer, podcaster and a mandala artist. She is talented young woman, a go getter and wouldn’t bat an eyelid if she had to try anything new. She would go head on with it. Everyone knew Vasudha as this cheerful and pretty young lady.
Except when marriage changed everything she knew. Since she was always outdoors, whether for office or for travelling for her dance shows, Vasudha didn’t know how to cook well.
Going by her in-laws definition of cooking – she had to know how to cook any dishes they mentioned. Till then Vasudha didn’t know that learning to cook was similar to getting an educational qualification. As soon as she entered the household after her engagement, nobody was interested what she excelled at, everybody wanted to know – what dishes she knew how to cook.