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Check out our interesting reads this week - politics, personal, and some fun!
Check out our interesting reads this week – politics, personal, and some fun!
Did you see Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard accuse Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of misogyny and sexism? The video has gone viral, and even inspired Maquarie Dictionary in Australia to update its definition of the world ‘misogyny’.
Mitt Romney’s remark about the “binders full of women” he consulted while forming his government in Massachusetts inspired this meme! But in all seriousness, Erin Gloria Ryan explains how Romney’s ‘binders’ didn’t actually lead to many women being in government while he was Governor.
LZ Granderson writes about his daily conundrum at his local grocery store – should he reveal his sexual orientation to the cashier while buying flowers or not? People assume that flowers are meant for women.
We’ve seen the statistics for years – in relationships, men cheat more than women. New studies, however, are closing the gender gap.
I read many romances, but as a feminist, find a lot to object to in most of them. Jackie C. Horne lists some things that she gets out of reading romances as a feminist.
And for some fun reading, here’s the latest edition of Cosmocking.
*Photo: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Source: Gaurdian.Co.UK.
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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.