India’s Hall of Shame

our new address http://feministsindia.com/ Why is the Nitish Kumar’s Bihar Govt. giving character certificates to rape-accused BJP MLA of Purnea and slandering the rape victim as a ‘blackmailer’ and ‘murderess’? Why is Mayawati’s UP police jailing a minor girl who is gang rape victim and protecting the accused BSP MLA? Why are rapists of a … Continue reading

Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 06:29 PDT Kate Harding, Salon.com Roman Polanski raped a child. Let’s just start right there, because that’s the detail that tends to get neglected when we start discussing whether it was fair for the bail-jumping director to be arrested at age 76, after 32 years in “exile” (which in this case … Continue reading

India legalizes homo-sexuality

The Delhi High Court on July 2nd, 2009 legalised gay sex among consenting adults holding that the law making it a criminal offense violates fundamental rights. “Consensual sex amongst adults is legal which includes even gay sex and sex among the same sexes,” said a two-judge bench of the court. Delhi’s High Court ruled that … Continue reading

A Memorial meeting was organised by SNDT University for prof. Neera Desai on 29th  Monday, June 2009

Prof. Neera Desai passes away

One of the pioneers of Women’s Studies in India, Prof. Neera Desai, passed away on 25th June 2009 in Mumbai. She was 84. Prof. Neera Desai was the Founder Director of Research Centre for Women’s Studies (1974) at the SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai, India. She was among the first few women academicians in India … Continue reading