This provision has done more harm than good, and the following piece aims at exploring how so by revolving around its archaic origin and its disproportionate effects on women. This piece also covers how RCR is violative of the Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right to Privacy, and Right to life and liberty.
Gender discrimination against women in the digital ecosystem has had many harmful ramifications, further amplified due to COVID. This article explores the causes and consequences of this divide and, most importantly, the solutions to bridge it through effective policies and measures to empower women both economically and socially.
Between particular sports, there are vast discrepancies in pay for men and women, ranging from tennis, where pay is comparable in terms of winnings, to cricket, football, and hockey where the pay gap is a minimum of 10-folds.
There are many women who still do not assert their inheritance rights, resulting in the persistence of male control over family property.
In India marital rape, not only remains decriminalized, but is indicative of an even larger problem. That the crime is not even seen as one. This article analyses whether the Indian legislature and judiciary are progressing or if they remain stuck in the age-old view of marriage and its sanctity.
This article attempts to trace a much larger trajectory of succession laws in India pertaining to Hindus, right from the ancient time to the colonial times and to the post-independence era.
After introducing the basic themes encircling Kashmiri Feminism in the first article, the second article of this series draws attention to the grave sexual violence and abuse committed against the Kashmiri women. This article aims to, first, underline the culture of impunity enjoyed by the Indian Armed forces and, second, show the impact of military impunity upon the women experiencing everyday abuse in the valley.
Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision is prevalent in 31 countries, including India. Two hundred million girls worldwide have been subject to this practise which goes against their fundamental rights. Though there is progress made on a global scale, India is yet to identify this practice as a problem as there is no law that identifies and corrects it. The legal system in India has failed to acknowledge the urgency that comes with the need to eliminate this problem and is yet to decide whether or not it can interfere in this matter, considering its religious roots. This paper criticized how the court has handled this matter and reflects on how some of the other countries have attempted to eradicate the practice.
By introducing the concept and complexities of Kashmiri Feminism, the first article of this series aims to highlight the basics of Kashmiri Feminism under the light of three themes – Resistance of Kashmiri Women against the Military Occupation, Failure of Indian Feminism in accommodating the identity of Kashmiri Women and the position of Kashmiri Women in the Indian Nationalist Project.
Gender is a complicated and widely debated subject. This article explores what construes gender, its stability, its role in feminism and the seemingly normal distinctions that can be potential forms of gender normativity.
For centuries, the burden of unpaid household work (UHW) has unequally been borne by our women. Kamal Hassan’s recently proposed to pay women for their domestic work. The idea originally comes from proposals by Western feminists to monetise household work but the cost of such labour is high in the west, unlike India. In this essay, I discuss the pre-existing economic value of unpaid household work and its seemingly inevitable incorporation into our national accounts in the near future.
For almost a hundred years, Bollywood has been a cinematic
representation of the various hierarchies and institutions in society. It is only recently that there has been debate about the positionality of women in the Hindi film industry. However, there is little to no dialogue around the portrayal of issues concerning women. This article aims to unpack the complexities in portraying issues such as domestic and sexual violence in cinema.