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Anita J

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Name: Anita J
Date registered: June 12, 2013

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  1. An Example Of Getting It Right — September 23, 2013
  2. Have You Brought Your Disability? Here’s Your Double Standard. — July 23, 2013
  3. Why Your Daughter’s Marriage Shouldn’t Be Your Biggest Dream For Her — June 14, 2013

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  1. Why Your Daughter’s Marriage Shouldn’t Be Your Biggest Dream For Her — 130 comments
  2. Have You Brought Your Disability? Here’s Your Double Standard. — 14 comments
  3. An Example Of Getting It Right — 5 comments

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Sep 23 2013

An Example Of Getting It Right

A friend of mine told me about this new American TV Series ‘Ironside’ that has just started. I haven’t seen it yet so this isn’t a commentary post on the show. If in case you have, do share your views. The plot looks interesting. An investigator who is a wheelchair user. And its nice to …

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Jul 23 2013

Have You Brought Your Disability? Here’s Your Double Standard.

I want you to picture this hypothetical scenario. Upon arriving at the destination, a woman is about to get out of the car. One of the lesser known persons waiting outside lends his hand offering to help which she politely refuses. A moment later as she’s almost done, he suddenly grabs her inappropriately under the …

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Jun 14 2013

Why Your Daughter’s Marriage Shouldn’t Be Your Biggest Dream For Her

Studio portrait of three children wearing jewellery, at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in c. 1870 The young girl on the left is wearing the half-sari which is the traditional dress of adolescent girls in the South Indian states. The girl in the centre of the photograph is wearing the jewelled head-dress traditionally worn at marriage ceremonies or at 'rites of passage' ceremonies performed when a girl reaches puberty.
source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Group_of_Tamil_girls.jpg

“When are you going to start saving? Don’t forget there’s a girl growing up in the house..”, countless wives have been reminding their husbands in Indian households and sometimes on TV screens. Parents in the country place too much emphasis on marriage. And if you’re a girl, this gets doubled. The moment the doctor announces …

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