The Vogue Empower Ad Asks But Doesn't

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The Vogue Empower Ad Asks But Doesn't Answer

It is fitting that the video talks about choice, because that, unfortunately, is one thing that women (even the most powerful of Bollywood icons) don't always have. They spend entire careers playing second fiddle and sex objects to much older male actors for a chance to be their own person. Then, just as soon as they turn 30, they are discarded for the next generation of women with little power.
01/04/2015 8:13 AM IST
What Shapes A Man Into A

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What Shapes A Man Into A Feminist?

In a society that constantly affirms outdated and unjust gender roles, what makes a man believe in the inherent equality of the sexes? Insights from seven successful Indian men reveal several patterns.
02/06/2016 8:23 AM IST
The Place Of Disability In International

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The Place Of Disability In International Relations

International relations as a discipline has evolved quite a bit since its inception centuries ago, incorporating over the years various strands of political philosophy and thinking such as realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and even feminism. Issues related to ethnicity, class, race, gender and now even sexuality are being talked about by scholars across regions. Strangely, however, people with disabilities are absent from this discourse.
17/03/2016 8:23 AM IST
A Key Criticism Of The Vogue Ad Stems From A

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A Key Criticism Of The Vogue Ad Stems From A Misunderstanding

What really has people all riled up is the ad's emphasis on freedom concerning sexual choices, and what is being seen as a blatant, morally corrupt promotion of adultery and promiscuity. Let's get to the biggest objection first. The brouhaha is over whether Deepika Padukone thinks it is all right for women to cheat on their husbands.
07/04/2015 8:11 AM IST