Handmaid’s Tale: Dystopian Future Or Existing Reality?
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by Anri Abuladze
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Anri Abuladze January 29, 2023 Based on the 1985 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, the Handmaid’s Tale is an American TV series created by Bruce Miller. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future taking place in Gilead, a totalitarian state where patriarchal norms and misogyny are enforced to the highest degree possible. In Gilead’s society, handmaids are women who are deprived of every basic fundamental right. Through political subjugation, the system possesses full control over their bodies. Being enslaved and raped, the handmaids are used as means to serve the higher cla ..read more
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Sexualization of Women in Media
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by Nina Böcher
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Nina Böcher December 17, 2022   The media, in all its forms, not only reflects many facets of a society’s life but also helps to shape it. However, while it is true that media can benefit people’s lives, it frequently has the exact opposite effect by portraying negative images of women and promoting gender stereotypes. As a matter of fact, mass media, advertisements, clothing, and toys are just a few examples of the various areas in which women and girls are frequently sexualized and objectified. Accordingly, we are constantly exposed to media portraying women’s bodies being exploi ..read more
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Fake Abortion Care – an Issue That Extends Across the Pond and Calls for Global Action
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by Kate Reger
2M ago
Kate Reger December 4, 2022   In virtually every part of the world, accessing abortion care is already complicated enough. When one of the biggest tech companies in the world sanctions misinformation on its platform, the task can go from complicated to dangerous.   The Problem in the U.S. When one searches for “abortion clinics” on Google, some studies have found fake clinics outnumber legitimate abortion care providers 3 to 1 in the US (Insider). These so-called crisis pregnancy centers are clinics that often claim to provide abortion care and target pregnant people with the ..read more
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Indigenous Femicide: The Neglected Horror
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by Simrunjit Bans
2M ago
Simrunjit Bans December 1, 2022 Indigenous women in the USA and Canada face alarming femicide rates. These sixteen days of “Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” should serve to shine a spotlight upon the marked terror they face.  Recently, Wendy R. Sherman, the USA’s Deputy Secretary of State, made remarks for International Day of the Girl, which took place on October 11th, 2022, regarding women’s equality in the areas of security and education across the globe.     Within her diverse remarks covering the progress made in said areas and the work still required, I ..read more
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Major Drivers of Femicide, A Global Pandemic
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by Swagata Sen
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Swagata Sen November 25, 2022 Femicide is the systematic killing of women and girls because of their gender. The word “femicide” was first coined in the 1970s by Diana Russell, and is defined as “the killing of women because they are women.” This definition includes all forms of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, honor killings, acid attacks, and forced marriage. It is the most extreme manifestation of gender-based violence against women and a global pandemic. Femicide affects women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds but is more prevalent in ..read more
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Death of Mahsa Amini: The World’s Response and Resistance
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by Abi Richards
2M ago
Abi Richards November 21, 2022   On the 13th of September 2022, Mahsa Amini was arrested by morality police in Tehran, Iran, for not abiding by the state’s mandatory hijab law. On the 16th of September, Amini died after going into a coma in morality police custody. An Iranian coroner stated that Amini had underlying health conditions that led to her death, however, eyewitnesses said they saw Amini beaten by the police and the doctor stated Amini had received a blow to the head.   The guidance patrol, often referred to as the morality police, is an Islamic religious police uni ..read more
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How Shivangi Singh, Founder of Drishtikona – Changing Perspectives, is Creating A Gender-Equal World
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by Malabika S.
2M ago
An interview by Malabika S. November 13, 2022   In a patriarchal world full of deep-rooted sexism and misogyny, it is essential to counter ignorance and misinformation with education. This is the mission with which Shivangi Singh started Drishtikona – Changing Perspectives – an NGO which is focused on providing gender education and sensitization to people from all socio-economic demographics.   The primary motivation behind her work in the field of gender equality was her highly traditional and conservative upbringing. Shivangi faced immense patriarchy and gender-based discrimi ..read more
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Infertility And Mental Health – A Tangled Connection
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by Chitrita Sengupta Chaki
3M ago
Chitrita Sengupta Chaki and Shreya Kaveri Ghosh November 6, 2022   In India, infertility is not just a physiological disease but also a societal stigma that leads to the development of severe mental health issues. People relate infertility with the bad karma of the women’s past life or blame it on her lifestyle including late night work, social drinking, wearing high heels, career orientation, being careless of her husband, or indiscipline about religious and community rituals. Society attaches a very condescending tag of ‘banjh’ (Infertile) to childless women and does not allow the ..read more
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UK Abortion Rights: A Win for Sanity and Humanity
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by Simrunjit Bans
3M ago
Simrunjit Bans October 29, 2022 House of Commons hands a major victory to pro-choice parties, passing an amendment establishing buffer zones outside abortion clinics in England and Wales.    While access to abortion services, free of harassment, abuse, and political and judicial nefarious interference, appears to be becoming a more difficult endeavor in nations across the globe, there are those stories that inspire hope and fuel optimism.     One such story comes from the UK’s political sphere.     An amendment to the UK Government’s Public Orde ..read more
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Impact Of Climate Change On Inequalities In Africa
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by Emediong Akpabio
3M ago
By Emediong Akpabio, Asenath Mwithigah and Taofeekat Adigun October 21, 2022 A series of serious climatic crises have resulted from the relentless global warming attacks that have plagued Earth and its inhabitants over the past ten years. Human actions, particularly the combustion of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas, have been linked to these attacks. As a result, between 2011 and 2020, greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high.    However, the idea of climate change encompasses more than just variations in average yearly temperature and global warming; it also r ..read more
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