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Top stories from around the world this week focusing on crimes against women and annoying gender stereotypes!
This edition, we feature crimes against women and annoyingly persistent gender stereotypes.
Street harassment is not fun. And rightly too. For “why should we have our private space invaded by complete strangers, our bodies judged by men we have no interest in, our attention demanded for no good?”
“Describe myself as an entrepreneur? Impressive. Tell people that I work with moms? Cute.” – Jill Salzman shares her experience of affirming her parental status in professional spaces.
“The network of anonymity, invisibility and indifference creates a narrative which is less like an event and more like an abstract statistic.” A pertinent post on the chilling impersonality of gang rape.
A salon in France has been brightening the lives of disadvantaged women. Who said beauty was skin deep?
“Putting labels on terrible crimes against women, and affiliating a manifestation of abuse with one culture or community above any other doesn’t solve any problems.” Huma Quereshi on ethnicity and gender violence in the UK.
Ladylike – A chance incident has the writer wondering on gender assumptions.
In a thought-provoking post, the Goddess slams a society that squares a woman’s life as the sum of her financial worth or marital status.
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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