Marital Rape

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Marital rape (also known as spousal rape and rape in marriage) is non-consensual sex (i.e., rape) in which the perpetrator is the victim's spouse. It is a form of partner rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Once widely unrecognized by law and society as a crime or wrongdoing, marital rape is now opposed by many societies around the world, repudiated by international conventions, and increasingly criminalized. The issues of sexual and domestic violence within marriage and the ...

Surrogacy – Womb For Rent

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Surrogacy can be defined as the process where a woman undergoes the gestation period, gives birth to a child, and then relinquishes her parental rights to another couple. This kind of relation which induces third party to the intimate process of producing children is not a contemporary concept and has been recorded in our history in various forms. The concept of surrogate-motherhood has been discussed on the same platform as new procreative technologies like vitro fertilization (IVF), ...

Can Sensitizing The Police And Judiciary Make Indian Women Less Afraid To Report Sexual Assault?

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Indian Society has always revered women. She is considered to represent the two halves of the divine body. They are considered to be Saraswati, Durga, Laxmi, Kali etc., worshipped across the country. According to the Mahabharat by cherishing the woman one virtually worships the goddess of prosperity.

On the darker side, the patriarchal system has continued since the time of Rig Veda till today. Rules were made by men to favour men giving them undue advantage. Women continue to ...

Immoral Traffic (prevention) Act, 1956

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In 1950 the Government of India ratified the International Convention for the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of others. In 1956 India passed the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, 1956 (SITA). The Act was further amended and changed in 1986, resulting in the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act also known as PITA. PITA only discusses trafficking in relation to prostitution and not in relation to other purposes of ...

Acid Attack

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Acid attacks in India have ravaged the lives of thousands of young women whose only fault was that they repudiated marriage proposals, rejected sexual advances from men they didn’t fancy, or were caught in the crossfire of domestic disputes. In India’s patriarchal society, men who take umbrage at being spurned turn to acid as a retributive weapon.

Acid throwing or acid attack is also known as vitriolage. It is defined as the act of throwing acid or any corrosive substance onto the ...

Adultery Is No Longer Crime In India

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With Supreme Court of India giving back to back progressive judgments one can say that society for sure is changing gradually, be it legalizing gay marriages or banning triple talaq. These judgments are the origin point of change in moral and societal values India is going to witness. On the historic day of 27th September 2018 Supreme Court of India in the case of Joseph Shine v Union of India held that Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes adultery, as ...

Post Diwali Cleaning Tips: Cracker Stains

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Cracker stains on the floor are often caused by flower pots and Chakris. Stains are usually remains of gun powder that end up sticking to the floor because of the pressure conditions during explosion. Cracker burn marks on your terrace floor or the veranda are a common problem most people face during Diwali. Eliminating these stains are a very important post Diwali measures we need to take.

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Numero Uno

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Who hasn’t heard cliché girls can never be good at mathematics? But says who? Studies show girls are just as good as boys in mathematics.

Do girls really fare worse than boys when it comes to studying science or more specifically while doing mathematically? Most people, including academics seem to think so. No less an authority than the president of Havard University, Lawrence Summers reiterated the same thing a few years back when he suggested that the lack of innate ...

Me Too Movement

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MeToo movement), is global movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. From immemorial till now nothing has changed substantially when it comes patriarchal mind set of society. Implied signals are given that women need to bear everything even sexual harassment. This moment was started in the backdrop to break this taboo and to make the world realise the magnitude of this centuries old menace. enter image description here

Light Some Lamps And Make Some Noise

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Home is not just four walls and a roof, it’s a happy place filled with joy and laughter. Just like we try to keep our family safe and happy, we also clean our house before every festival as a way of talking care of it. Yet, over time, little things manage to accumulate in nooks and corners, in the form of unwanted belongings as well as dust! We often mean to get down to it and take care of the mess, but something always comes up. Well now that Diwali’s almost here, you can’t put it off ...