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Straight Talk: Where Men form a Part of WoMen


Women have been at the receiving end literally.  Talk about cacti milk or cradle system, the first thing that comes to our mind is girl children.  I came across a situation where a lady and her family were sobbing uncontrollably in a maternity home. Thinking they might have lost the child, I inquired the Doctor and her answer was shocking. They were mourning the birth of a girl child. For a moment I was dumbfounded and later wondered how in the world are they here in flesh and blood if not for a woman.  So the story of the girl child begins in this kind of environment.

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Breaking Stereotypes , Challenging Camouflage

There is no denial that women are judged by their appearance and branding happens without least regard to the person or her capabilities. Statements such as “Love at first sight”, “first impression is the best impression” should have the roots on this insensible approach.  I am not making this statement without proper foundation; check out this research by Nielsen India for #IamCapable survey for Nihar naturals.

  1. 69% of men agree that their judgement of women is based on their looks.
  2. 64% of women agree that the judgments passed on them have affected their ability to reach their true potential.
  3. 70%of women agree that majority of judgments on women are from family members or friends rather than strangers.
  4. 72% of women agree that working women face more judgments on their looks or their clothes than housewives.

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Hearty Vibes – Positive and Positive Makes a Positive

Positive Vibes make this world what it is and helps us survive and believeaids in tomorrow while living today with confidence.  We grew up learning to be positive and it has helped us tide through difficult times with the confidence that this too will pass and better times lie ahead.  But Positive has a negative impact in all our minds in one case, being HIV positive. Still an area people refuse to talk about or acknowledge, I saw one of my friends suffering from AIDS die a silent death for no fault of hers. She led a humiliated, ostracized life shunned by family deprived of support, refusing help from friends and suffering all alone wishing for earlier death as a boon.

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Sexual Violence: Amnesty International’s #KnowYourRights Educates Women


Search for Sexual violence in Google and the pages we land up with talks by itself. Sexual violence wrecks physical, emotional and mental health and deprives the victim of her rights to live her life. This can happen to anyone we know irrespective of age, caste and creed.  One of the important steps will be to report it. Many questions prop up the moment we get ready to report it. For many our law or rights are just lessons learnt in school with no relation to everyday life. Reporting of Sexual violence should be done for three major reasons –

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