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There is nothing casual about Casual Sexism. 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 this post, we are going to dive a into the concept of casual sexism and understand what it is, how it affects men and women, and how a woman can deal with it on a daily basis. What is casual sexism? Let us start with the definition. Just like racism, sexism is a form...

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It is one thing to talk about gender equality and another thing to practice it sincerely in your own life. I have encountered many well-educated men who have favourable opinions about gender equality and women empowerment. However, these liberal feelings are often just skin-deep and wear off quickly when it comes to ‘walk the talk’ in their personal lives. I feel, most of them subconsciously, fear to lose the upper hand they have been traditionally enjoying over their female counterparts in personal and professional life. This needs to be dealt with squarely to get true support of men in this noble...

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In humanitarian emergencies, such as war, flood, conflicts, earthquake, fire, famine, etc. law, order, system, and everything we count on to support us and protect us are destroyed. We expect people to stand up, stick together and help in these conditions, but it doesn’t happen. In fact, at those times, sexual violence increases. It is important that women are empowered with the right support, knowledge, and tools to take care of their safety during such assaults and violence. What Happens to Women Safety in Emergencies?A sensitive issue like the safety of women takes an altogether new dimension when there is...

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I enjoy watching a good movie in my free time. It gives me immense satisfaction to watch a meaningful movie that has a strong story line and equally powerful performances by lead actors that give full justice to their roles. However, I always feel disappointed that women are still called actress in Indian Film Industry. I find it hard to digest the fact that in the majority of the movies, women are still shown as a glam-dolls or item-girls to pull, entertain and titillate the male audience. It is simply unacceptable, demeaning and disrespectful to the entire womanhood. It invariably leaves...

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Irritated by her mother's over-burdened life, Nisha asked, “Why do you work so much at home? Don't you get tired at the office? Why Papa doesn't help you?”. Her mother’s answer was typical and symbolic to the mindset of most women of the past generations, she said, “Nisha, it’s been like that and it works just fine for me.” Everything works just fine if you don’t question it. Most outdated, unwise and even inhuman social practices were working ‘perfectly fine’ for centuries until someone dared to raise voice against them to challenge their rationality.  Why do women put an extra...

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