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The Macho Paradox: Excerpt from Jackson Katz's book on how men's 'self-interest' can reduce violence against women
India

The Macho Paradox: Excerpt from Jackson Katz's book on how men's 'self-interest' can reduce violence against women

Jackson Katz's The Macho Paradox makes the case that violence against women is a men’s issue. Katz takes the reader deep inside male culture to examine why so many men physically and sexually abuse women and children, including those closest to them.

The Macho Paradox: Excerpt from Jackson Katz's book on why violence against women is a men’s issue
India

The Macho Paradox: Excerpt from Jackson Katz's book on why violence against women is a men’s issue

In light of recent #MeToo developments, Firstpost is publishing two excerpts from Jackson Katz's The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.

Kathua and Unnao cases: Linking sexual crimes with identity politics obstructs reforms in rape laws
India

Kathua and Unnao cases: Linking sexual crimes with identity politics obstructs reforms in rape laws

It is only when there is outrage primarily about the rape, and not about how brutal it was or how it would pit one community against another — for example, the Kathua rape case — that real radical reform will follow

Terry Crews sues talent agent Adam Venit alleging sexual assault, gender violence
Entertainment

Terry Crews sues talent agent Adam Venit alleging sexual assault, gender violence

Actor and former NFL star Terry Crews has sued Adam Venit and the agency William Morris Endeavor over sexual assault and gender violence claims

'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollow
India

'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollow

Marital rape is not yet a criminal offence in India, though the matter has been debated by legislators, policymakers and the civil society for a long time.

India and US global partners in fighting all forms of gender violence: US Consul General
India

India and US global partners in fighting all forms of gender violence: US Consul General

West Bengal Women and Child Development Minister Dr Sashi Panja said there should be well-drafted policies to handle situations involving gender violence

What Pink gets right: Women negotiating the terms of their sexual availability
Entertainment

What Pink gets right: Women negotiating the terms of their sexual availability

Watching Shoojit Sircar’s Pink was not easy. Within minutes, a cloud of anger, frustration and helplessness sat over me and stirred my cauldron of experiences and memories. Minal Arora, Falak Ali and Andrea Tariang are all of us women negotiating the terms of our sexual availability to the world at large. It was both cathartic and disturbing to watch various vignettes of my own life experience unfold on the big screen with such accuracy.

Activists on SC ruling: Why single out dowry abuse law as case of misuse?
India

Activists on SC ruling: Why single out dowry abuse law as case of misuse?

The Supreme Court judgment directing the police not to “automatically” arrest the accused in dowry harassment cases has sparked strong reactions from women’s rights activists who believe this ‘dilution’ will only make majority of the women who are facing harassment more vulnerable.

Badaun gangrape: Rahul meets family of sisters, calls for CBI probe
India

Badaun gangrape: Rahul meets family of sisters, calls for CBI probe

Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry, state PCC chief Nirmal Khatri and chairman of AICC Scheduled Castes department K Raju.

9 million women in EU rape victims, shows survey
World

9 million women in EU rape victims, shows survey

A survey of 42,000 women across the European Union suggests that about one in 10 have been the victims of sexual violence, and half of them reported being raped.

Four arrested in Kolkata for raping, filming and blackmailing teen
India

Four arrested in Kolkata for raping, filming and blackmailing teen

Four people, one among them a woman, were arrested on Wednesday from the West Bengal capital for the gang-rape and then blackmailing of an 18-year-old married woman.

Tripura horror: ASI rapes minor, police refuse to register complaint
India

Tripura horror: ASI rapes minor, police refuse to register complaint

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Tripura Police has been arrested on charges of raping a minor girl in southern Tripura, police said here on Tuesday.

Muzaffarnagar gangrapes: No justice for these Nirbhayas
India

Muzaffarnagar gangrapes: No justice for these Nirbhayas

The anatomy of rapes and riots is the same across the country. A miniscule percentage of actual rapes which take place during riots are reported to the authorities. Even lesser go to the trial stage, say activists who have closely observed patterns of gender violence in successive riots.

Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind
Life

Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind

A new public awareness campaign is making waves for portraying Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga as victims of domestic violence. It does great disservice to both our goddesses and our women.

JNU's mean streets: Gender violence rises on campus
India

JNU's mean streets: Gender violence rises on campus

While students say that JNU is still one of the safest places in Delhi's social landscape, they acknowledge that gender violence is on the rise.