FEMINISM

  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • A day for men, too much to ask? November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: We have a day for everyone - Children's Day, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Girl Child Day, Veterinary Day, Family Day, Friendship Day, Teachers Day, International Women's Day to the extent even an Animal Welfare Day and most of these are celebrated with much fanfare. But tell someone about...
  • Watch: Vigilante team of filmmakers shoot footage of young man who saw two women being harassed by men in a public place and rushed to help August 27, 2014

    A team of filmmakers specializing in shooting social experiments in public places was pleasantly surprised to see a young man jump in to help two women who were being harassed in a public place by several men. Although the authenticity of the video could not be verified, at a time when...
  • 'Stop demonising men': Women against feminism have taken to social media to discuss why the world doesn't need feminism July 15, 2014

    'I don't need feminism because I respect ALL humans, not just one gender.' This is what a woman has to say against modern day feminism on a Tumblr blog called 'Women Against Feminism'. The blog recently became viral after a group of women got together and wrote why the world...
  • Feminism in Hollywood has a long way to go: Keira Knightley December 30, 2013

    London: Actress Keira Knightley says even though the discussion about feminism is gaining momentum, it will still take years for Hollywood to attain gender equality. The 28yearold actress said she is happy that conversations regarding feminism are taking place, reportedContactmusic. "I think it's great, what's happening at the moment....
  • Some openly feminist advice to men on how to deal with women November 26, 2013

    Over the past few days, several versions of what happened at Tehelka's intellectual ThinkFest in Goa have come out in public. The initial letters written by the magazine's founding editor Tarun Tejpal to his alleged victim of sexual assault were contrite in their tone and text. But as the story...
  • 40 writers to address feminism at Jaipur lit fest January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Women will be a powerful voice at the sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Jan 2428 with iconic writers like Diana Eck, leading Arab novelist Ahdaf Soueif, Aminatta Forna, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Nasreen Munni Kabir and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak addressing issues related to women in literature and the intellectual...
  • Lessons in sexual freedom from Taslima Nasreen February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Exiled Bangladeshi author and feminist Taslima Nasreen has courted controversies by her repeated criticism of Islam and religion in general. Radical Muslims have criticized her for saying Islam and other religions oppress women. She describes herself as a secular humanist and criticises religion as an oppressive force. On Twitter,...
  • In defense of the cleavage and why women flaunt it March 5, 2008

    Cleavage: (noun) The area between a woman's breasts, especially when revealed by a lowcut neckline. Which of the following comes to your mind when you see a woman walking down the road wearing a clinging shirt and showing her cleavage: 1. Wonder where did she buy that shirt? 2. I wished I/ my...
  • Brit writer Doris Lessing wins Nobel in Literature October 11, 2007

    Stockholm, Sweden: British writer Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday, citing her as ''that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny.'' Her work, which has drawn heavily from her time...