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Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

Jan 28, 2016

Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

As the Shani Shingnapur row intensifies, feminists are reminding us that “Freedom of Religion” is not a synonym for “Freedom to Discriminate”. #Feminism #India #Religion #CriticalPoint #Freedom #Women #Maharashtra #Gender equality #Human Rights #Sabarimala #Haji Ali Dargah #Constitution #sexism #Shareworthy #Shani Shingnapur Temple
Sexism masquerades as religion? Women activists barred from entering Shani Shingnapur temple

Jan 27, 2016

Sexism masquerades as religion? Women activists barred from entering Shani Shingnapur temple

A group of women from Bhumata Ranragini Brigade, an organisation for women, was stopped from entering the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar. #India #NewsTracker #Women #Maharashtra #Gender equality #Ahmednagar #sexism #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Bhumata Ranragini Brigade #Trupti Desai
Breaking gender barriers: Women activists try to barge into restricted areas of Shani temple

Dec 22, 2015

Breaking gender barriers: Women activists try to barge into restricted areas of Shani temple

Four women activists tried to offer prayers at the famous Shani temple in Ahmednagar district where the move last month by a woman to defy convention and offer obeisance at the shrine triggered a debate on gender discrimination. #Feminism #BeatThis #Gender #Women #Gender equality #Shareworthy #gender balance #right to religious freedom #indi a #shani temple
More power to women: The brides who called off their weddings with aplomb

Dec 18, 2015

More power to women: The brides who called off their weddings with aplomb

Here are some of the women who bravely cancelled their weddings when they found out their groom-to-be's behaviour to be improper. #Life #Wedding #ListsEtc #Women #Gender equality #Women empowerment #Bride #Groom #Shareworthy
'Gender equality not an option when bullets are flying', no room for women in spec ops, says survey

Dec 11, 2015

'Gender equality not an option when bullets are flying', no room for women in spec ops, says survey

In blunt and, at times, profanity-laced answers to a voluntary survey, 7,600 of America's special operations forces said the military is no place for women #US #NewsTracker #Gender equality #Gender awareness #Gender in the army #US Commandos
Dowry? Dowry? No! Papa: Kerala woman slaps a hard one on the age old custom

Dec 09, 2015

Dowry? Dowry? No! Papa: Kerala woman slaps a hard one on the age old custom

Remya Ramachandran, decided to take the malpractice of dowry by the horns and cancelled her wedding after the groom demanded money and gold as dowry. #GoodNews #Feminism #Kerala #Gender equality #Dowry #social evils #Shareworthy #gender balance
Accept third gender in schools, society, says transgender rights activist

Oct 27, 2015

Accept third gender in schools, society, says transgender rights activist

The three-day conference is touted to be the country's first such large-scale exercise in creating an environment to share global knowledge and experiences in reducing gender inequalities. #Transgender activist #Kalki Subramaniam #Kerala-UN conference on gender equality #transgender community #violence and abuse against third gender
Disempowered and neglected: Status of women remains worrying aspect in Kashmir narrative

Oct 20, 2015

Disempowered and neglected: Status of women remains worrying aspect in Kashmir narrative

The stresses that women in Kashmir endure have increased manifold over the past three decades. These decades have been a time of militant violence. #Feminism #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Women #Srinagar #Gender equality #Sheikh Abdullah #sexism