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This week, here are some stories regarding abuse of women - violent, sexual and social.
This week, here are some links regarding abuse of women – violent, sexual and social.
We look to law enforcement and the courts to carry out justice and help victims of abuse. But what do you do when the judge handling your case says it’s your “duty to suffer violence” at the hands of your husband?
This woman’s harrowing experience on public transportation is extremely scary, despite the fact that she was never physically touched. It goes to show that sexual harassment has so many forms.
Did you hear about US Representative Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape”? Check out some witty and catchy messages from women to him!
On a related note, this article from The Guardian talks about Todd Akin’s comments about his political opponent (a woman) not being “ladylike”, and what this shows about the Republican Party’s perspectives on women.
This is a great success story of a girl who recognised a problem in the way her villagers treated her widowed mother, took charge, and brought about a change.
When a user posted a photo of a Sikh woman who doesn’t remove her facial hair in accordance with her religion, he got “righteously schooled”, as this Jezebel post says. In fact, the original poster of the photo even apologised when the woman responded to his post!
The latest version of the Cosmocking series is out! Read for a hilarious analysis of all the (many, many) flaws in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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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.