Varsha Pillai is a former television journalist who quit the fast lane in media when she moved to the erstwhile 'laid back city' called Bangalore. She earnestly believes that she can ‘write stories that people will want to read’. When she is not busy playing with her daughter, she dabbles in writing. She currently heads the communications team at a not-for-profit.
Kamla Bhasin one of India's foremost feminist died in the early hours of 25th Sept 2021. A women's rights activist, her life is a testimony towards her work on gender and women's rights.
As a feminist, I have always tried to raise my daughter as one too. Here are some ways, I am raising her to be a feminist ally.
Why did she go out in the evening alone? This was the shocking question NCW member Chandramukhi Devi asked about the Badaun rape & murder victim.
The big building was done. They had thought of everything - the wooden cabinets, sleek silver chairs, drapes. No more Sarkari shadows for this government office building.
Many common criticisms of #meToo focus on the 'poor men' who now have to watch their behaviour. It's time to put the focus back where it's needed - on women who have always faced harassment and never had the opportunity to speak up.
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