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Check out this week's interesting finds - teenage sexuality, outdated customs, and the US presidential elections!
Check out this week’s interesting finds – teenage sexuality, outdated customs and the US presidential elections!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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Tripti Dimri had completely won everyone over with her performance in Bulbbul. so there is a great deal riding on her new Netflix film Qala.
Netflix’ latest release, Qala (2022) is Tripti Dimri’s second collaboration with Anvita Dutt and Clean Slate Filmz after Bulbbul (2020). Her performance was applauded in 2020 with Bulbbul’s character becoming well known in most Indian households.
Thus, the audiences certainly had high expectations from Qala, a film that portrays a protagonist who suffers from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder, in terms of what Dimri, Dutt and Clean Slate Filmz would together deliver.
Does Qala match up to Bulbbul?
A few Bangalore schools recently did a search of students' bags for mobile phones that are banned inside, and were shocked to find condoms, oral contraceptives, cigarettes, etc.
When schools in Bangalore conducted surprise checks of the bags of students to see if they were bringing cell phones to school, they were in for a nasty surprise.
As this report in the Deccan Herald says, “In addition to cell phones, they found condoms, oral contraceptives, cigarettes, lighters and whiteners in the bags of students of grades 8, 9 and 10. To their credit, the school authorities handled the situation with maturity- instead of suspending the students, they informed the parents and/ or guardians and advised them to seek counselling for their wards.”
People are, understandably shocked to find out that adolescents in the age group 12 to 15 years are potentially indulging in sexual intercourse. People largely fall into four camps–
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