Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: patriarchy

A woman learns using a driving simulator | Mohammed Al-Nemer/Bloomberg

Legal now but driving may still be a task for Saudi women

Even as the ban ends Sunday, Saudi women will have to overcome freedom-limiting traditions, the result of decades of state-imposed patriarchy.
Students hold placards during a protest march

I was sexually abused as a child. I don’t want a death penalty, I prefer healing for him

Instead of provisions for death penalty, it is restorative justice that needs to be built into the existing laws and implemented through a sensitised justice delivery system.
A protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases

Death penalty is not justice, it is revenge

Even if a rapist is sentenced to death, men will not stop raping. They will only stop when they learn to stop regarding women as sexual objects
A graphic showing Narendra Modi and Renuka Chowdhury

TalkPoint: Modi’s remark on Renuka Chowdhury’s laughter – is it wit or misogyny?

Experts weigh in on whether Narendra Modi's controversial remark on Renuka Chowdhury's laughter was actually exemplar of misogyny or wit.
Hadiya in Supreme Court

Hadiya case is all about our old neurosis over Muslim men, invaders, seducers

The case will affect the future of interfaith marriages that are legally challenged by families.

Talk Point: Can a mentally fit 25-year-old woman be put in legal custodianship by court?

Experts weigh in on if courts can decide legal custodianship of a physically and mentally fit 24 year old woman in reference to the Hadiya case.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...