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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
General elections, Azam Khan, Lok Sabha, Women in politics

Double Standards Entirely: Why a career in politics is so much harder for a woman than a man

SP MP Azam Khan's recent shocking behaviour emphasised the deep misogyny even women politicians face. But there is a silver lining now.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Women in politics, Lok Sabha, Nusrat jahan, Women Empowerment

Nirmala, Nusrat, Chandrani, Pramila: Why we are applauding all the women MPs in the House

This Lok Sabha has the highest number of women MPs. They cut across the political spectrum and voice a variety of concerns. They have only one thing in common. They make us proud.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Women in politics, Smriti Irani

Not Just a Shah Nama: Why I think Narendra Modi's successor could well be a woman

The mocking levity around Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani shows we can’t stand women making strides in politics. Thankfully, they aren't waiting around to listen to misogynistic criticism.

POLITICS

 |  Below The Belt  |  6-minute read
Sari, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Priyanka gandhi vadra, Women in politics

Why so Sati Savitri? Making our female netas switch from jeans and skirts to plainest sarees is sheer hypocrisy!

Whether it's female film stars or a celeb neta like Priyanka Gandhi, we are scared of strong women who challenge stereotypes. Isn't that why we force female netas into only 'decent Indian clothing'?

VOICES

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Malini awasthi, Sharda sinha, Women in politics, International women's day

On Women's Day, let's bust the myth of 'unwinnable' female candidates in Indian elections

The truth is quite the opposite.

POLITICS

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Nepal, Gender roles, Women Empowerment, Women in politics

International Women's Day: How 'her' voice in Nepal's politics is louder than ever before

Not many are aware of this silent revolution taking place in Nepal politics. A total of 90 out of 275 seats in the House of Representatives are held by women.

POLITICS

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Sonia Gandhi, Renuka chowdhary, Mayawati, Women in politics

Women in politics are just politicians. They are not saris, jackets, or a particular kind of laughter

Commenting on a female politician's gender, looks or attire reflects the misogynistic mindset of our politicians. This is seen across the political spectrum, from the 'traditional' BJP to 'new-age' neta Rahul Gandhi.

HUMOUR

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Women in politics, Women Empowerment, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi

Smriti Irani will ‘hang the boots’ if PM Narendra Modi does. That’s exactly why it’s time for a ‘re-boot’

Bootlegging loyalty: Does the BJP mean nothing to Smriti irani?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Women candidates, Assembly election 2018, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Women in politics

India has a shamefully low number of female politicians. It's high time that changed

Despite talking the talk, neither the BJP, nor the Congress give women decent representation in terms of electoral tickets or real presence in the House. Civil society is figuring ways to make them walk their words now.

VOICES

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Muslim women, Activists, Women in politics, Shehla Rashid

Student leader Shehla Rashid on why India needs more women leaders

Our community cannot progress until and unless women are equally empowered and allowed to develop and grow.