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The Beyond The Doors Photo Contest Wanted is all about capturing the life of women working, playing or just being - beyond the doors.
Wanted: Your creative eye for life beyond the four walls. Submit a photograph that captures women working, playing or just being – beyond the doors.
Stories and characters are all around us if only we look for them: whether it’s your friend on her phone at a cafe, hawkers calling out their wares in their trademark styles, gutsy chasers of double-decker buses, the traveller checking off her to-do list, the mother feeding her child kulfi, the power-walkers or the beach bum, the park bench or the window seat occupant.
The 1st prize winner will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with a senior staff member from Better Photography magazine, a 1 year subscription to the magazine and a 1-day free pass for a tour around Mysore (for 2) courtesy goMowgli
2 second prizes winners will each receive a 1 year subscription to Better Photography magazine and a 1-day free pass for a tour around Mysore (for 2) courtesy goMowgli
5 additional participation prize winners will each receive a cool Women’s Web coffee mug
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
As long as teachers are competent in their job, and adhere to the workplace code of conduct, how does it matter what they do in their personal lives?
A 30 year old Associate Professor at a well-known University, according to an FIR filed by her, was forced to resign because the father of one of her students complained that he found his son looking at photographs of her, which according to him were “objectionable” and “bordering on nudity”.
There are two aspects to this case, which are equally disturbing, and which together make me question where we are heading as a society.
When the father of an 18 year old finds his son looking at photographs of a lady in a swimsuit, he can do many things. What this parent allegedly did was to dash off a letter to the University which states: