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Check out this week's interesting finds - teenage sexuality, outdated customs, and the US presidential elections!
Check out this week’s interesting finds – teenage sexuality, outdated customs and the US presidential elections!
Clementine Ford writes about societal policing of teenage girls’ sexuality and how we do our best to deny and suppress it.
Canadian teenager Amanda Todd allegedly killed herself this week after suffering through years of cyber-bullying. Will this convince cyber-bullies to stop?
Read Ramaa Sonti’s account of the day her daughter first started menstruating, and the hurtful “customs” she had to follow.
The US Presidential elections are just around the corner. Go read Dilnavaz Bamboat’s post on Ultraviolet about “How American Politics Reinforces Stereotypes of Wifehood”. (And on a funny note, have you tried searching for ‘completely wrong’ on Google Images yet?)
This post by Mayank Tyagi on Halabol gives a short overview of the situation of women in India even after 65 years of Independence.
*Photo credit: JD’na (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.)
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Are we so swayed by star power and the 'entertainment' quotient of cinema that satisfies our carnal instincts that we choose to ignore our own subconscious mind which always knows what is right and what is wrong?
Trigger Warning: This has graphic descriptions of violence and may be triggering to survivors and victims of violence.
Do you remember your first exposure to an extremely violent act or the aftermath of a violent act?
I am pretty sure for most of us it would be through cinema. But I remember very vividly my first exposure to aftermath of an unbelievably grotesque violent act in real life. It was as a student at a Dental College and Hospital.
It is high time that women truly understood their worth and place in society, and rightfully claimed it for their own good.
Albert Einstein pretty much nailed it when he said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
The crazy-haired genius was being eloquent about a facet of human nature that doesn’t really deserve that sort of consideration.
As an extension of this strange predilection, it’s in our nature to put things in their place and most people, in particular, simply cannot resist putting a woman in her place.
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