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A collection of links to note-worthy issues relating to women.
Studies and statistics on women at work, a woman who turned her passion into a flourishing business, battling sexual harassment in public spaces – get to know what’s been happening in the world of women this week!
What keeps Indian women at work from moving up the corporate ladder? This news piece on IBN live is an indicator that certain unsaid rules about women and their domestic duties needs to undergo some drastic change.
In other heartening news Facebook declared Sheryl Sandberg as its first Woman Director. Good news though it is, let’s hope to see more women at the top in all industries!
Devanshi Patel, a student of Stanford University writes about ‘Generating Women’s Leadership‘ which she rightly describes as a global problem. A brief and informative analysis of statistics in the article but what strikes as a keynote for all to take away is conveyed in her concluding consolation- “So while some more time and awareness (as well as some friendly nudges, like this infographic) may be needed for women to penetrate the exclusive walls of mainstream media, we can harness the power that we do hold, in the form of social media, in order to make sure we are no longer unheard.”
“The decline in the sex ratio became apparent in the 2001 census. Since then, many steps have been implemented to control the decline. Things have got worse, however, and this raises questions on the effectiveness of policies and implementation of law.” Indeed something to give thought to, according to a comprehensive report on female child – hatred in the Fountain Ink magazine by Ravinder Bawa.
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The Indian Homemaker shares on her blog an outrageous story of a lady who suffered on a metro train. A shocking story which highlights the insensitivity that abounds in India regarding sexual harassment. (The blogger name was wrongly listed; we’ve corrected it now, thanks @Unmana for alerting us!)
It’s a great time for women to get creative and that’s exactly what Anne Rakesh, a new mommy decided to do. What started off as a small hobby turned into a business and Happy Knots was born. Her tale only proves that every woman out there carrying a passion in her heart can make it big if she can develop upon the resources given to her.
And finally, Shukla Bose’s tale of success in helping children from less affluent backgrounds to have a good education is heartening and reassuring to hear. An insightful excerpt from the article featured in Ultraviolet: “At that time we literally walked the slums,” she recalls. “I learned the names of 850 children. Each child needs to feel important and known by its name. The kids told me about their locale – whether there was a school, a medical care facility anywhere nearby, et cetera.” The best school, she felt, would offer a secular environment, one in which people felt free and equal.
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Aishwarya Rajamani is an undergraduate student by day and a writer otherwise. She reads passionately and dreams like an utopian idealist. And she wishes for a world where women can walk free in the true read more...
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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.
This can have a drastic effect on other victims of domestic violence. It will also encourage the abuser that they can now threaten their victim that he/she may end up like Amber Heard on the internet.
The lives of actors, be they from Hollywood or Bollywood, trouble my peace. Though they are worshipped by their fans, the real-life of many is quite troubled. It is scary to see what money and fame can do to a person. These are the people who have made me realize that fame and money are not that important.
I usually try to avoid reading about actors and their lives but there is no escape when the internet gets flooded with news and you come across it again and again as it happened with Aryan Khan’s arrest, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, or now Amber Heard v/s Johnny Depp case.
We clearly see the pattern of uncivilized society in the above-mentioned cases where the mass verdict is passed even before the jury or judge passes the sentence. Usually, there is no middle ground for these people who are just there to make a topic trending on the internet. One is black and the other is white, there are no shades of grey for these modern-day witch hunters.