"Since you have been an icon of female strength, many of us are confused with your current political decision."
Till date I cannot put my finger on what exactly I felt that night. Shocked? Afraid? Angry?
You have safety, security, almost a warranty stamp in the form of your husband
I was completely taken aback when my friend informed me that they ‘believed’ that if any member of the household was having her periods, pickles kept for drying, will eventually rot
“As I sat hunched over a stove in the kitchen, he came in from behind, splayed my back with kerosene oil, threw in a lighted match and ran away.”
More than three-fourths of men expected their partners to agree if they wanted to have sex.
I asked him what name would be filled out in my husband’s application (that of his mother, father or spouse?). He did not hesitate in replying “his father”.
“The first thing he said to me was that girls from decent family don’t roam out late in the night drinking and partying with friends.”
For the patriarchal structure to be broken, the society definitely needs a lot more ‘moving forward’, from our side.
Women like me suffer abuse because we stay silent. But I tell other women that silence does not help. There is no honour in it.
My husband went as far as threatening to kill me.
Every time I asked him for money for the treatment of my daughter, I was told that it is worthless to invest in a girl child.
One thing was for sure; I knew I could not continue with the marriage
Violence against women and girls is a pandemic; let us begin to treat it like one
While I had never even seen the insides of a school, my husband had already passed 10th standard.
She then giggled and told me to go out and enjoy as that is what “real men” do.
This absurd move wants to make it necessary for women with â€œattractive eyesâ€ to be forced to wear a full veil, seemingly for medieval reasons
Is it too much freedom to walk on the street without worrying about being cat called, groped, or worse?
Nothing gives us the right to judge her for her choice of clothing or her decision to do the shoot.
The trivialization of gender-based discrimination leads to a culture of silence that strengthens existing discriminatory social systems