The way we use language to describe women is so important because we use language and words to communicate our perceived realities.
Here are some of the best articles that we found this week.
Honestly, we could go on for days about religion, post-colonial India, castes and a hundred other things that somehow are incorporated so gently into this story.
Using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group believes it can cut the cost of heart surgery to an astonishing 800 dollars.
India isn’t the only country with a rape problem. But, in a country where class and esteem are so important, it is sad when the only way to receive attention and support for such a crime is when the case is extremely outsized.
The problems with having a lot of kids are obvious: not enough food, not enough money, not enough education. All of these concerns perpetuate the cycle of poverty for generations down the road.
Reblogged from THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE: I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved…So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (1891-1956, …
The two-piece set is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE), and would deliver 82 shocks to the would-be perpetrators if the garment comes into contact with unwanted force.
Sure, investigative journalism is still a field, and some journalists surely continue to consider themselves part of the fourth branch of government. In practice, though, that fourth branch simply does a great job of illuminating groups, both domestically and internationally, in a manner that simply buttresses the stereotypes they have already been given.
The recent influx of counterfeit money has caused the local sex-workers union to start a program to show women how to spot counterfeit cash.
25 percent of foreigners who were going to travel to India decided to book those trips elsewhere.
That someone feels the need to jump out of a window in order to escape the threat of an imminent attack is a symptom of India’s rape problem. But it’s not a rape problem that exists just in India; it’s a problem that exists everywhere.
Other countries who are doing well in the fight against poverty are Bolivia, Cambodia, Ghana and Tanzania.
As anyone with a smartphone can attest, most of the time our phones are used to send WhatsApps and play Brick Breaker rather than to do anything useful.
The school will be based in a physical building in India, but plans for the school will be open-sourced and children’s learning will be self-directed.
If you’re coming from a country with a high number of recent immigrants, like China, India, Mexico or the Philippines, if you enter the “line” today, the wait can be 20 years or longer.
Devi, the woman giving birth, is being held down while her stillborn baby is being cutout of her. What’s disturbing (other than the lack of anesthesia) is the guy at the head of the table holding her head down that’s hitting her. It’s like he’s angry with her for annoying them with her painful moans.
We joke about Michael Jackson’s skin bleaching and paper bag tests, but we prize light skin too. It’s a dangerous balance.
In several schemes through different private clinics and hospitals, unethical doctors have been performing hysterectomies on women that do not need them (though they claim differently).
The New Delhi gang rape case will be hearing its first witness today.