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Women are expected to take care of all contraception needs because hey, they are the ones who get pregnant and why should a man care? Here's a woman pulling up her partner.
Women are expected to take care of all contraception needs because hey, they are the ones who get pregnant and why should a man care? Here’s a woman pulling up her partner.
During my undergraduate days in medical school, we were taught about endless list of contraceptives, their pros and cons, why some work better while some are just in their experimental stage. For listing purposes, the theory was fancy and an ideal contraceptive was a still a dream.
However, at that time I was still unaware of the practical issues of the above.
Marriage and childbirth have taught me a few lessons of my own.
My womb has already taken the bashing of transvaginal ultrasounds, overdistension due to twins, a Caesarean section, a second trimester haemorrhage, multiple stitches to seal the bleeding vessels, stitch line granulomas and finally an excision biopsy to put things to place.
But this is not my scenario alone, every woman has had a lot to undergo thanks to her built-in oven and store of eggs. We may bake a bun in it or not, our wombs are forever working hard and our bodies have perpetually been toiling from the same.
As a consequence of a lot of pondering, I have come to a conclusion that we women are doing our part (even if we sometimes wish we don’t want to), so dear men – it’s time for you to man up and use condoms, because we’ve had enough.
Use condoms because contraception is your responsibility too.
Use condoms because you are anatomically blessed to ward off urine infections but alas, we aren’t .
Use condoms because pleasure is important for both and something that irks us later can never be enjoyable.
Use condoms because they are easy, safe, convenient and rampantly available.
Use condoms because they don’t make you any less of a man.
Use condoms because my womb is not your trash can.
Also, dear women, ask him to use one because your health is primarily your own responsibility.
Header image is a still from Tumhari Sulu
Dr. Mansi Bajaj Malik , founder of Friday Night Column , is a physician by profession and blogger by passion. An MD medicine and mom to twins C&I , she loves to write, paint , cook and travel ! read more...
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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