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Does being a woman impact your life? If you think it makes no difference, read some of the best from Women's Web this month - you'll rethink!
While we’ve had a range of articles this month (as always), covering many things from a reading drive for underprivileged girls to stories on women in unusual occupations, some of my favourite pieces have been about how gender impacts our lives – in ways big and small.
Often, we think that being women has not impacted us too much – especially those of us who come from ‘progressive’ families, are highly educated and are earning independently. But is it that simple? Some of the pieces I especially liked, focus on subtler aspects of sexism that don’t strike us until someone else points it out, and then we go, Aha!
Read on to see what my favourite pieces from Women’s Web were for this month.
Did you know that pink is not just about being all pretty and ‘girly’, that pink products actually cost more for no reason, and that we women end up paying those increased prices? I certainly didn’t! Shweta GK’s piece on the price of pink products for women was an eye-opener.
Why did Sridevi in English Vinglish have to look 20 years younger than her real age? While the movie has deservedly won praise for its portrayed of an unappreciated homemaker, Sangeeta looks at the question of women and ageing.
Can an Indian daughter truly mourn her mother’s passing? Madhu Arora’s experience of being excluded from her mother’s funeral rites was heart-breaking, and an illustration of how gender inequality persists at every stage.
Be loud, Be selfish. Unmana lists the 7 sins every woman at work should commit. Read it to understand how all of us need to drop the conditioning to be ‘good girls.’
And finally, is it useful to buy a health insurance plan built specifically for women? Find out!
Hope you enjoyed reading Women’s Web this month. We enjoyed bringing it to you, and would love to know what your favourite reads were!
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Instead of seeking vengeance after horrific crimes, the public should push for faster and better judicial resolutions. That is the best tribute we can pay to the victims.
Trigger Warning: This deals with rape, violence against women and police brutality, and may be triggering for survivors.
On the news yesterday we came to know that 10 police officers who had killed 4 young men arrested for the rape and murder of Hyderabad doctor in an “encounter” have been found “guilty of concocting their story, and were to be charged with murder.” The report of the commission doing this enquiry also says “The panel also found that police have deliberately attempted to suppress the fact that at least three of the deceased were minors – two of them 15 years old.”
December 29, 2019 was a Friday no different from any other. I was running late so had no time to read the newspaper. On the way to work, I logged onto to Twitter to catch up with the news. The first thing I saw was the breaking story on the horrific gang rape and murder of the 26 year old doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
To think that money can buy you anything is as wrong as singling a woman out after her divorce because the world feels she got overcompensated.
A lot of people are attracted to money and that’s not a bad thing. Which is also why everyone talks about money and the rich. The rich always make the headlines.
The rich, also, get upset when their personal lives are talked about, and rightly so. They have all the right to privacy.
Time moves on. However, people do not.