India is one of the few countries that offers 6 months of paid maternity leave and we are also contemplating on mandating menstrual leave. Wow! We are such a progressive nation. But wait, what’s the percentage of women participating in labor force in the country? A dismal 23%! What are we doing so wrong? I know the title would irk both the sides but before … Continue reading Menstrual Leave Would Not Solve The Problem Until We Become Feminists
Why men despise everything labeled for female usage but it’s perfectly normal or sometimes aspirational for women to use products/services termed as male/ ”unisex”? And the irony is that this mentality is passed down as women empowerment. Unisex jeans Anyone? A few months ago, I visited some of the popular jeans brands. Despite being located in one of the most frequented areas of Bangalore, none … Continue reading There’s a bit of patriarchy in everything we experience
As a fashion student turned content marketer, there is one thing that attracts me like a magnet- Latest trends. In my humble opinion, there is no click-bait as potent as this one. The urge to validate that you are following the crowd and not left behind is not typical of a business only. This is human nature. During one of the group therapy sessions, I … Continue reading Perfection is overrated
Enough of sad, angry and depressing posts. This post is a bit long, but I bet you would thoroughly enjoy it. We go through so many things in course of our day- a nearing deadline, maid on leave, criticism from family, unable to take time to meet your friends, no time for hobbies. Life is so hectic that we often get overwhelmed. This is my … Continue reading Women’s Day Special: 30 songs for everyday situations women face
I would be honest. So many times, I wish I were not a woman. But more about that later. I always though if I am destined to be a woman, I would rather be a strong one. What do you mean by a strong woman? I always had this obsession to know. I would carry a mental diary everywhere and make a secret list of … Continue reading Who is a strong woman?
Let’s play a game. What word comes to your mind when you hear these words- “Flawed” Character? “Flawless” Skin? Interestingly, these are most commonly used to describe women. The only thing ‘flawless’ we can see in a woman is her beauty and anyone who doesn’t conform to the society is ‘flawed’. Totally unrelated but today I want to talk about these glamorous, full of extravaganza … Continue reading Why should boys have all the fun?
As a kid, I remember those musical ads on DD National Channel advocating the importance of educating girls and promoting the fact that girls and boys are equal. It was funny to me why are they stating the obvious. I mean all I could gather at that tender age was that girls are equal to boys, even better. All the rank holders in my class … Continue reading Born Equal but Raised Differently
I have read this story a thousand times yet, to me, it seems something new to me to understand every time I read it. The Ramayana and its numerous adaptations tell us the same story of Ram and Sita but then what changes? Except for my state of mind and my specs? Not the actual frame and pieces of lens but the metaphorical lens. When … Continue reading The oldest love story
(Source: http://bzfd.it/2h6hLR3) Dear Society, Writing open letters is in fashion it seems, so I am doing my bit. I want to … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Society by an Ex Feminist
This might not be my best post but this is definitely one that comes straight from my heart. As the disclaimer goes, this post is based on true incidents but some examples are totally fictitious or exaggerated. So, who is fat? Please don’t look at me, I know the answer lies in some index called BMI and there’s some … Continue reading Curious case of a fat girl