Category Archives: Women’s Issues

US Women in Military

US Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat; Will India Follow?

Women in US have been long fighting in the battle zones however their involvement has been somewhat restricted. Defense secretary Leon Panetta has now decided to lift the ban on…

Stop This Shame

Speak Up Against Rapes And Gangrapes in India

Rapes and gangrapes are continuing to make headlines in India proving that short lived protests, occasional candle light vigils, or temporary measures won’t curtail sexual violence against women in this…

Global Gender Gap Index

India ranks 105 in the Global Gender Gap Report for 2012. What a shame!

India is considered to be the land of countless Gods and Goddesses – a place where majority fervently worships, among others, Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth, Saraswati – the…

CREDIT: Reuters

Not Enough Women Logging on to the Power of Internet

Internet is an effective equalizer, if we allow it to be. It’s unfortunate that the developing world, India included, is not doing enough to encourage women to log on to…

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Indian Netas and Gurus bash Women and Chinese Noodles

Hand over the microphone to almost any Neta (Political Leader), Guru (Spiritual Teacher), or Chela (Follower) in India and they can give you a full discourse on why women and…

IMAGE CREDIT: Akhilesh Kumar (The Hindu)

Save the Girl Child – India and China killing her

On January 24, India is celebrating National Girl Child Day. One wonders what meaning it has in a country that selectively kills its daughters – both before and after their…

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An Open Letter to Ms. Sushma Swaraj By Another Girl

This is an open letter to Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition Lok Sabha, by Another (Indian) Girl.  Dear Ma’m, Women in position of power, like yourself, have the opportunity to…

Humanity

Humanity on Death Bed – Will You Please Help?

Opening a newspaper in the morning these days is like opening your eyes to really just three things – rape, murder, and robbery. You can choose not to open a…

IMAGE CREDIT: NDTV

Rape Epidemic – Another Young Indian Woman Raped and Murdered

December 29, 2012 – Another girl violated, another life punctuated by the brutality of those men who regard women as mere sex objects. Another hole punched in the world’s largest…

Women Commoditization By Indian Politicians

Indian politicians, across all parties, continue to reflect a sick medieval mindset when it comes to issues affecting women. It’s appalling to listen to their outrageous views on women.  [READ:…