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What’s not “Fair” in “Fair and Lovely”?

What’s not “Fair” in “Fair and Lovely”?

Not only Fair and Lovely, but there are also many other such creams sold in South Asia which focus on lightening the skin color and the importance of having “fair” skin. This goal has been inscribed in the minds of consumers through years of marketing campaigns designed to showcase the “advantage” of “white-skinned” or “fair-skinned” people, particularly girls.

Corona’s differential impact on women

Corona’s differential impact on women

Picture Source: Artisiopix How the invisible COVID-19 virus is revealing the stark reality of gender discrimination [responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Read out this Theel for me”] Researches have always shown that women’s bodies bear the worst brunt of a natural disaster, a war, or a pandemic. Notwithstanding the evidence, there has been a diminutive gender…

Towards women equality, laws are not enough

Towards women equality, laws are not enough

With the turn of another decade, the women in India have emerged much stronger- personally, financially, socially, and politically. On 8th March, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the President of India conferred “Nari Shakti Puraskar” on 15 women for their Outstanding Contribution to the society. These women had rendered their distinguished services towards the…

Do not burden the bride’s family on marriage

Do not burden the bride’s family on marriage

In today’s world, marriage has become a sacred contract between irrational people rather than a holy agreement between 2 souls. Moreover, it has become a commercial institution. Here, in this article, I would like to express my thoughts on how the interpretation of law about marriage could benefit humanity and save the institution of marriage. …

Building a society that includes transgender persons

Building a society that includes transgender persons

About a month ago, I had an unsolicited experience that made me curious, and I wanted to share the same with you. I met a group of transgender people. They have communication networks through which they come to know about auspicious occasions and happenings such as marriages and baby showers. They come to such events…