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My Life’s Mission Is To Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap, Says Jacqueline Twillie

Regardless of their qualification, talent, and work ethic, women across industries are paid significantly lesser than men. Indeed, even in 2022, the gender wage gap is a very real problem. Thankfully, there are pioneers like Jacqueline Twillie who are working to eliminate it. Here’s how she is doing it. 1. How do you eliminate the …

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Lockdowns Have Worsened The ‘Housework Is For Women’ Problem

Lockdowns Have Worsened The ‘Housework Is For Women’ Problem

Our world has an insidious ‘housework is for women’ mentality. This regressive school of thought is far common in my homeland, India. In pre-coronavirus times, maids helped lessen the chore gap in many middle-class households. But owing to lockdowns, many Indians are doing household chores all by themselves. And by Indians, I mean women. This …

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There Is No Such Thing As Feminist Porn, Says Beatrice Louis

I’ve been meaning to write this piece on pornography for a long time. Immediately, a host of arguments, issues, horrors, refutations, and rebuttals flood my mind. I’m reminded of extremely frustrating conversations online, bafflement at the sheer inhumanity of some I’ve had conversations with – why can’t they see the obvious, I’ve wondered. I’ve realized …

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In Conversation With Nikita Patodia, The Director Of Point Of View

Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit platform that brings the points of view of women into social, cultural, and public domains through media, art, and culture. I came across their website quite by chance and I was so taken by the work they are doing that I had to bag an interview. Today, I …

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Guys, this is why ‘you’re not like other girls’ is not a compliment

You tell me I’m not like other girls In a tone of utmost respect But man, you’re not complimenting me By disrespecting my very gender Yes, the ‘you’re not like other girls’ line Is a sexist slap in the face To a girl like me Who knows the truth: My sisters are amazing creatures Each …

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How To Deal With Casual Sexism At Work

We are all aware of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at the workplace — they are, after all, easy to identify. However, there’s a form of sexism that is subtle yet just as oppressive. We’re talking about the everyday, sometimes unintentional kind of chauvinism called casual sexism. Subliminal bias, being excluded from certain activities, and gender roles… …

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