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broad-minded and gender equality

Are you really Broad minded?

Have you ever noticed the pattern of thinking in people around us? You must have heard of the terms ‘broad-minded’ and ‘narrow-minded’. The former ones tend to be okay with everything, be it a woman wearing a short dress or a man mopping the floor at his home, they don’t judge. The latter ones tend to be objecting over the simplest things, calling a woman standing among men, a slut while a man helping his wife in house chores, a henpecked. I was wondering if these are the only types of people we’re surrounded with? Guess what? I observed that …

domestic violence during covid-19 lockdown

Domestic Violence rises during Covid-19 lockdown

While we were all enjoying watching our favorite show Ramayana, do you know that a woman was being dragged over the floor by her husband? When we were uploading pictures of our first cooking experience, do you know that a woman with big patches on her face was begging her husband to spare her from beating further? While we were thinking that the COVID-19 lockdown has given us a golden period to relax & enjoy at home, there were women who were bleeding & screaming for help and just wanted to escape. As per an analysis by Hindustan Times, some …

men don't cry

Real Men don’t cry : says Gender Discrimination

At the age of 4 – Arey, Ladka hoke rota hai?  Ladke toh bahadur hote hain. (Oh, Being a boy, you’re crying? Boys are supposed to be brave.) Did you just imagine a parent saying this to a kid? That’s because we’ve all heard it at some point in our life. That little innocent kid wanted to cry so hard and tell everyone how hurt he was, but then that term ‘bahadur’ gave him a good vibe so he decided to become one. When he turned 5 – Arey, Ladka hoke rota hai? Uncle kya sochenge? (Oh, Being a boy, …

Meaning of gender equality

The true sense of Gender Equality !!

It’s been quite a few years since I have been observing gender discrimination in society and all these years, the only one thing that I have found common is, people, either favor male dominance or female dominance. The former one is quite often observed not just in rural areas but also among those who live in big societies with a narrow mindset. The latter one is becoming more trendy in urban areas probably because they now have terms like FEMINISM to justify their point and make it sound a little cooler & modern. Half knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing …

Women Rape

Can a man jealous of a rising woman result in rape?

The other day, I was watching Mardaani 2. The movie depicts the story of a brutal rape case based on a true story. From raping the women to beating her with a pointed belt till death and eating away the flesh from her neck, the rapist did every possible callous act beyond one’s imagination. Apart from having brutal sexual desire as one of the reasons to rape, the other shocking reason behind his act was ‘Not being able to see women rising above men’. So much obsessed with his sexuality & gender, he could not bear the fact of women …

LGBT and section 377 decriminalisation

Decriminalization of Section 377

Around 2 months back, while I was on my way to the office, I remember there were a couple of beggars at the traffic signal. They looked a little different from other people, their body language was quite different too. While some people around me were looking at them with suspicious eyes, others had an expression of being scared. Some people even abused them probably considering it as their right and blatantly violating the rules of section 377. As the light turned to green, all of us left the place but a question stuck to my mind since then. It’s …