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There is nothing casual about Casual Sexism as the concept is directly related to sex-based discrimination against women. If a woman is treated differently than how a man would be treated in the same situation, the possibility is that an underlying sexist prejudice is working there. In today’s post, we are going to probe a little into the concept of casual sexism and understand what it is, how it affects women and how to deal with it. What is casual sexism? Let us start with the definition. Just like racism, sexism is a form of prejudice or stereotypical thinking against...

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Heinous crimes against women are not a new or uncommon phenomenon in our society. Women have been treated badly and been exploited for selfish motives for centuries by power-hungry men. Whether it is rape, sexual harassment, acid attack, eve-teasing or any form of domestic violence; the sick mentality behind these crimes is the same; what has changed over the years is the ways of committing them. An acid attack is a relatively new form of cruelty against women that devastates many innocent lives every year in India. It takes an extraordinary amount of courage to get over a soul-crushing experience...

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I remember my childhood days when I used to go for long walks, late in the evenings, with my elder sister on the lonely streets of Border Security Force Cantonment. Those are one of the most precious memories of my life that I still treasure close to my heart. I felt completely safe even on those secluded streets as my sister used to lovingly hold my hand while walking. The thought of personal safety didn’t even cross my mind then. I would be so happily engrossed in the beauty of the world around me. All my senses were fine tuned-into...

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I am a born nomad. Even when I was a teenager, I often fantasized travelling around and depositing exciting bits of new experiences and knowledge into my wisdom account. The thrill of embarking on a solo travel expedition and exploring the far-off land sand, the hidden treasures has always fascinated me. Some of the greatest euphoric moments and some of the toughest challenges that I have ever faced in life were while I was travelling alone to a far away land. I am a strong believer that travelling can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a woman. For...

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It is such an unfortunate fact that sexual violence against women has reached an all-time high in a country where a woman was once worshipped as a goddess. India stands at the top of the disgraceful position of being the global leader in mistreating its own women. The mind-numbing rape incidences in the recent past have put a big question mark against the very moral foundations of the birthplace of the Vedas, Upanishads and The Bhagvat Geeta. What went wrong in the course of just a few years that led to the current rise in sexual assaults against women in...

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