sexism

Food for thought

A recent Twitter thread on sexism and food by Rituparna Chatterjee, Editor in Chief of HuffPost India, got me thinking about my own experiences with the issue.

March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019

All women and girls must be able to build the future they want

The data—with its sexism and its gaps—shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender. This inequality, present in all societies, is by far the most widespread bias.

February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018

Food for thought

A recent Twitter thread on sexism and food by Rituparna Chatterjee, Editor in Chief of HuffPost India, got me thinking about my own experiences with the issue.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

The burden of 'manning up'

Watching television snuggled between my parents or grandparents; talking to them for hours; rubbing their feet when they were tired from work. On quite a few of these occasions, my father will say something that he means as a compliment, but one that takes me by surprise every time. He wonders aloud if I'd still be spending time with them this way if I were a son. I argue, every time, that that's beside the point.

April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017

Sexism in classrooms

When we speak of lively and thriving learning environments, we rarely factor in sexism as an issue that needs to be addressed.

November 26, 2016
November 26, 2016

Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The Sustainable Development Goals include the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Gayle compares himself to Zlatan, Ronaldo

West Indian firebrand Chris Gayle has likened himself to football superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo in his recently-released autobiography, 'Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket, I Love It'.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Women power lifts IPL

As women flock to the stands and take prominent positions in commentary boxes and boardrooms, cricket's richest Twenty20 league is no longer solely a man's world.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Gayle loses BBL contract after fresh sexism row

Big Bash League club Melbourne Renegades have chosen to not re-sign the West Indies controversial batsman Chris Gayle for the T20 tournament's next season with the player deeply embroiled in an array of controversies.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Ending sexism in nationality laws

Sexist nationality laws reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Once married, a woman loses her independent identity if she loses her nationality of origin; a child “belongs” to a father rather than a mother if only the father can give the child citizenship.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

Entitlement Syndrome

Ridiculous myths that attempt to justify sickening acts of sexual violence against women need to be addressed.