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What does Freedom mean to you? Here is a list of ten things that define freedom for the average Indian woman.
The #FreedomIs campaign asked readers to share their idea of what freedom is, and what freedoms they wanted, through a selfie with a message. The results were varied and beautiful.
You can see the collection of #FreedomIs selfies here.
To me, #FreedomIs
Not being judged by what we wear
Being able to feel safe in any part of the country
To be able to hang out with our buddies and have night-outs just like guys do.
Not having to worry about shaving our legs
Instead, respecting our bodies and understanding that inner beauty is what matters.
Not being stereotyped
Because many of us hate cooking and no, we don’t like owning kitchens at home.
Because not all of us like pink and it is not the only color that exists for us.
Because we cry when we want to let out our sadness and no, it is not a sign of weakness and we are not ashamed of it.
Being able to live without fear
Not observing the meaningless practices set up by the patriarchal society
Because, we are not some commodities to be sold off, or a burden to our families.
Providing education to all girls in a family
Because knowledge is power, and a girl deserves to be educated as much as a boy does.
Letting us decide about the important things in life
To have the liberty to choose our jobs, to decide whether or not to have kids;
To decide where and how our money should be spent
By not enforcing the feeling that we are solely responsible to do all
Not make us feel guilty when we try hard to juggle between home and work and having it all- But understanding that both the partners are equally responsible in running a home.
Letting us pursue our dreams, and follow our passions
By not tying us down and binding us by emotional manipulation. But, by letting us chase our dreams and find ourselves in the journey of life.
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
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