Category Archives: Women

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Pakistan: Are Urban Women’s Growing Baking & Sewing Interests Problematic?

It’s increasingly being considered as a good thing from economic perspective. However, restricting women only to a few skills such as sewing and backing could yield long term economic depressions with no foreseeable equal participation of women in workforce.

“A facebook status can get you arrested faster than killing someone now”

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In India, the largest democracy on Earth, 21-year old Shaheen Dhada was arrested for posting a status update on Facebook questioning the complete shutdown of cities for Bal Thackeray’s (rightwing leader notorious for inciting religious hatred and violence) funeral on Sunday, 18th November. Her friend Renu Srinivas was also arrested for “liking” the update which reportedly read: “People like Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a ‘bandh’ [shutdown] for that.“

The girls were arrested under section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for “hurting the religious sentiments of others” and section 66 (a) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, after the complaint was made by a local Sena leader in Palghar police station, reported NDTV.
66A of the Indian IT act deals with communication made via computer or other devices which may be “grossly offensive,” have a “menacing character,” or even cause “annoyance or inconvenience”. This draconian law had been severely criticized for being authoritarian and stifling freedom of expression.

Dhada quickly removed the comment and apologized for it but that didn’t stop this hostility. Some 3,000 party activists of extreme right- Read the rest of this entry

Awesome Teachers! We ♥ YOU! (Name & Shame via I am woman, hear me roar)

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I got so crazy after reading this post that I commented there like I was writing a complete post, BLAH me!
The craze is due to the never-dying attachment with dedicated teachers. They are more strict, may feel comparatively distant with of course no typical motherly love but then they are the people who actually build up your life. They are the people who teach you the art of looking behind the veil (OMG this burqaa came up – so much of news, eh France needs these teachers, may be).

Reblogging Nabiha Meher’s post is just a way to say a loud THANKS to all the awesome teachers living on this mother Earth. Earthizens Read the rest of this entry