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Category Archive: Women

May 03 2013

Poisoning the Well

I wrote about the barely legal and often hidden women’s shelters in Afghanistan and how members of the USA’s political machine called women’s rights in Afghanistan a “Pet Rock that was weighing down the backpack”. A lot of the stories that come out of Afghanistan prove that we can do some good there. 150 girls in …

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May 02 2013

SSA Blogathon – Pfft! Equality

When one thinks of women’s advocates one doesn’t think of this next contender.

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Apr 30 2013

Something for the Men – Bad Advice

Cosmopolitan magazine has been at the forefront of the finest of advice given to women for more than a decade. Okay. Cosmo’s advice boils down to “Touch him on the Penis”. I couldn’t even be sarcastic about it. But it’s given some “terrible” fucking advice. Advice on what to do if you cheat on your …

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Apr 29 2013

Age of Kali – A Thug in Velvet – The Indian Man

Around a decade ago there was a watershed in Indian culture. We saw a concept come about in India and abroad. It was called the New Indian Male. The very idea of the New Indian Male was a gentleman. He wore clothes that fit and wasn’t picked out by his mother. He understood fashion. He …

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Apr 24 2013

The Final Insult to Steubenville’s Rape Victim

The two young men who played football have had their promising careers ended by the gold digging bitch that is the rape victim… That was the word on the lips of many people who saw her as a slut who got what was coming to her. There was a genuine feeling that these two young …

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Apr 24 2013

A Voice for Me – Retraction and why it’s not acceptable

It’s expected that sometimes you make mistakes while writing things. Sometimes it’s a joke that you phrased wrong or didn’t think about. Sometimes you reported on things incorrectly and sometimes you held view points that were incorrect. I did it with the Sunil Triparthi piece. Where I believed faulty news stories in India rather than …

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Apr 23 2013

The Story of Laxmi

The Story of Laxmi used to be a story of caution in protecting women against the sexual exploitation and human traffic. Well? The BBC have an interesting version of it adopted to the modern realities and our understanding of sex work and human traffic.

Apr 22 2013

Papua New Guinea’s New Problem

Papua New Guinea’s Witch Hunting Problem has been reported on, but there is a massive trend towards misogyny in the Island Culture judging by the sudden spate of rapes occurring within the country.

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Apr 21 2013

The Forgotten Shelters

In 2003, Orzala Ashraf Nemat had a dream. It wasn’t a big dream or one that would shake the foundations of the earth. But it was one that was important to women. Orzala dreamed of creating a network of women’s shelters in Afghanistan so that abused women would have a place to stay that could …

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Apr 20 2013

Age of Kali – The Embers Relight

When I first wrote about the Delhi Rape case in January, I was preparing for an exam to get my temporary registration to move on to the big subjects as a medical student. I was extremely busy but even then took a day off to go stand on the front lines of protests around me …

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