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Interesting stories this week - anti-rape campaigns,abstinence,arranged marriages and much more!
We found a lot of interesting things to read this week!
Jezebel reports on Fortune Magazine finding “50 Women Who Haven’t Been Mommy-Tracked or Forced Out of Business”, and reminds us that we need to remember the problems other, less lucky women face in business.
Read this article about the role of women in the ongoing Koodankulam Anti-Nuclear Protest.
At the F-Word, Laura reports on a new anti-rape campaign launched in Scotland, and links to a separate and very different (and horrible) campaign launched in West Mercia, England.
Do you believe pre-marital sex is okay? Steven Crowder doesn’t, and his judgmental, illogical, sexist “abstinence column” this week inspired this awesome retaliatory post on Feministe.
On the topic of marriage, these two personal stories about arranged marriage on Indian Homemaker’s blog made my blood boil!
And lastly, the US Presidential campaign is heating up, and both sides are releasing advertisements aimed at women. Jezebel wants you to ‘Meet the Women Behind those ‘Concerned Mom’ Political Ads’: who are they, and how were they created by the campaigns’ media consultants?
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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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