Subuhi Safvi
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English   |   Bangla

The author works in the field of development and is passionate about gender issues.

LIFE

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No, Ranveer-Deepika, showing any spouse, male or female, hitting the other is not funny. In no case

Women are human, just like men. Personality traits like kindness are not attached to one's gender. Neither are abusive tendencies such as domestic violence.

VARIETY

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Why gender equity, not gender equality, is what women need

Even if we woke up tomorrow to a world of complete equality, most women would still be at a disadvantage compared to men.

VARIETY

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Domestic violence starts at home. But so does toxic masculinity

Women are the direct victims of violent masculine behaviour. But men are hurt by this too, in ways that even dehumanise them.

VARIETY

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Why imposing reservation is not enough to get women to opt for a career in law enforcement

From gender stereotypes to warped mindsets, India has to change a lot to achieve equality at the workplace. More so in the law enforcement department.

VARIETY

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How preference for sons in India encouraged a culture of violence against women

The girls, who escape female foeticide, fall prey to infanticide or neglect.

VOICES

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Diwali shines a light on the different colours that make India one

There are more similarities than differences that Indians of different religions share.

VARIETY

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Sabarimala outrage over menstruation is simply contempt for women, an attempt to restrict their prayers, their lives

If periods are unclean, why do we celebrate childbirth? Is it not part of the same biological processes? The temple entry restriction is not based on logic but sheer patriarchy.

VARIETY

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#MeToo and child abuse: Why it's time elders start listening to kids far more seriously

Children today are far more aware of touch, space, dignity and rights. For those who've become used to norms, it's time to hear the young ones.

VARIETY

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Men can be raped, and women can rape: Why Indian laws need to change for a more equal society

To tackle sexual assault and violence effectively, we need to free our laws of gender stereotypes.

VARIETY

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