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Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, the gender stereotype we need to do away with, because being a human being is about making choices, and gender has nothing to do with it
Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, the gender stereotype we need to do away with, because being a human being is about making choices, and gender has nothing to do with it.
The first time somebody mentioned about the boy-girl difference to me, I was around 8 and I never really understood. It did not come from my parents. It was an elderly waiter at an old drive inn. I wanted to buy a flute and I kept relentlessly whining for it. The waiter overheard me and told me that I cannot buy a flute. Apparently, that was reserved for boys. Instead, I was told, I must buy a kitchen set. To an oblivious 8-year-old, that sounded like a foreign language. I already had a kitchen set, and all my cousins including the boys were equally enthusiastic about a kitchen set as we sneakily made rotis in the backyard using a candle.
When I was a little older, in an argument with an unruly auto driver, when my sister protested at his unruliness, he told her, “Being a girl, you talk so much?”. I was fairly aware of this attitude, but when directly faced with a question like that, it made me really uncomfortable. At that point of time, it shocked me that he implied that girls aren’t meant to talk in a certain way.
Fortunately, I was spared at home from all the boy-girl riff raff.
Sometimes I even thought something was odd about my parents. Why were they so different from the conventional?
You would think, that mindsets evolve over a period of time.
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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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