Feminist

  • 'The Diary Of A Reluctant Feminist' is all about crisp writing March 19, 2014

    The review request came in for this book and the title looked intriguing. I mostly read this book while I was commuting to work. Though I didn't like it much with the way it began and the dislike stayed intact till I was halfway through this book. I thought it...
  • I'm not afraid to say that I'm a feminist: Nicole Kidman October 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Nicole Kidman, who was honoured for her humanitarian work at the annual Variety Power of Women event, says she is not afraid to be known as feminist. Hollywood stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Hudson were also in attendance at the Lifetime-sponsored gala and were...
  • Freedom from gender: Imagining equality for men and women in India August 26, 2013

    The idea that we are equal stops at the ground beneath our feet. The soil of India, the land of Bharat, is owned chiefly by men. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO), women account for only 9.5 per cent of land-holders. Their figures drew on...
  • Women's rights activist Vina Mazumdar dies in Delhi May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran women's rights activist and pioneer of feminist studies in India Vina Mazumdar died in Delhi on Thursday morning. Mazumdar had been ailing with a lung disorder. She was 87 and is survived by four children - three daughters and a son. A strong votary of increased women's representation...
  • Papal conclave: Topless women protest outside Vatican March 13, 2013

    Vatican: Police wrestled two topless women to the ground during a brief protest in St Peter's Square outside the Vatican on Tuesday after cardinals withdrew into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process of electing a new pope. Witnesses said that at least two women took part in the protest, which...
  • Pioneering feminist poet Adrienne Rich dead at 82 March 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Poet and essayist Adrienne Rich, a feminist literary figure celebrated as much for deeply personal reflections on her own life as for sometimes-biting social commentary, has died at age 82, family members said on Wednesday. Rich, who received a galaxy of honors, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and...
  • Raging Swedish feminists burn $ 13,000 in cash July 6, 2010

    Visby (Sweden): Sweden's Feminist party roasted a pile of bank notes worth 100,000 Swedish crowns ($ 13,010) on Tuesday in a stunt designed to highlight wage disparities between men and women ahead of a national election. Feminist party leader Gudrun Schyman pulled handfuls of cash from a plastic bag and threw...
  • Feminists call Hillary unwomanly June 22, 2007

    Washington: You would think Hillary Clinton's one of the leading contenders of the US Presidential elections that would embody a 'feminist victory'. A woman long described by certain conservatives as a 'femin-nazi' is now a viable candidate for the President of the United States. But, you'd be wrong. "People feel Hillary...
  • Muslim feminists to create Koran group November 20, 2006

    New York: Muslim feminists from around the world vowed to create the first women's council to interpret the Koran and overcome two stereotypes about their religion ‘Muslims are terrorists and Islam oppresses women’. The women's council was among the most groundbreaking ideas introduced at a weekend meeting of more than 100...