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Voters wait to cast their votes outside a polling booth at Chandrapur village, about 50 km (31 miles) south of Kolkata May 7, 2009. Millions of Indians began voting in the fourth round of a general election, including West Bengal where the ruling Congress-led alliance hopes to win crucial seats. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal (INDIA POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTXETJF

We need to break free from this device of bondage commonly known as 'honour'.
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Who was the first woman to have her period in space? What is it like changing sanitary products while being weightless?
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Amongst all the women in the world, those in developing nations like India are the most stressed out.
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I’d want to ask women who claim to be personally uncomfortable with masturbating: “Is that how you feel or how you think you’re supposed to feel?”
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We wish to highlight one such heavily ingrained stereotype that most often goes unnoticed while addressing the question of religion.
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After the recent incident of the burning of the Manusmriti, here's a look at some edicts from the ancient text using its translation by Wendy Doniger.
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The minute you say "Hey! You were really funny, for a girl!", you lose the battle against inequality.
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Pinjra Tod, an autonomous collective of women students from Delhi, organized a march to commemorate International Working Women’s Day.
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The ones who go far to respect their deity should first recognise that the deity’s creations are equal.
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Elsa Oommen unearths facts about women's entry into the Sabarimala temple that are often omitted in the debates.
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According to the survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, one in four Indian women perceive a lack of equal career opportunities as a major issue in the workplace.
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Should there be reservation for women in educational institutions? Here's what the youth had to say.
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Workplace gender discrimination, as this video reveals, is not much better at the western end of the world.
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I remember my aunt asking me to stand in front of her, while she fed my newborn cousin, to cover her.
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The women who collect dung in the country -- and it is ‘women’s work’ -- save India millions, maybe billions of dollars each year.
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They are not demanding freedom; they are taking it for themselves. Watch!
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Menstruation is a serious health issue and a major factor preventing young girls from going to school in Pakistan and living healthy, safe lives.
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Only one in four rape trials leads to conviction in India.
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Is the Indian military doing well by its women, or not?
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Your body is yours, yours, yours. Hug it. Hold it. Cherish it. Love it. Protect it. Move it. Dance in it. Claim it. Own it.
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It seems that a room full of men cannot truly understand what safety for women entails.
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Even the sanitary napkin ads use blue ink for illustrative purposes, which sort of signifies people’s hesitation with menstrual blood.

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