For 150 years, LGBT people in India have had to live with the threat of spending their lives in jail for having sex. On Thursday, a year after ruling that sexual orientation is a privacy right, India’s Supreme Court struck down the dehumanizing colonial-era law in a landmark ruling legalizing gay sex.
India has done away with a ridiculous 12 percent tax on sanitary pads, which activists say will hopefully result in more girls getting to go to school instead of being forced to stay home due to lack of access to feminine hygiene products.
Feel like there are too many men in the world? You are correct.
The New York Times’s social questions column has provided a definitive answer to a burning social media question I know you’re desperate to understand: “When a White Person Can Use Brown Emoji Hands.” When I read that headline, a familiar sense of dread knotted itself into a Trump-shaped hairball inside me.
In just a few months, thousands of Indian immigrant women working in this country could be forced to quit their jobs, all due to the Trump administration’s backwards and bigoted policies on immigration.
Here’s some nice news: Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is opening a center for ostracized LGBTQ people at Hanumanteshwar 1927, one of his family’s ancestral palaces.
On Tuesday, scrappy self-made entrepreneur Ivanka Trump will head to India, where she will be the keynote speaker in the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit talking about—what else?—empowering women. During the three-day trip, the Washington Post reports that she will discuss “the administration’s commitment to the…
India’s Supreme Court has eliminated a law that allowed men to have sex with underage girls if they were married to them, an important step forward in eliminating sexual exploitation in that country.
On Thursday, India’s Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation is protected under the country’s right to privacy law.
We’re just about two weeks out before the exhausting New York/London/Paris/Milan fashion month rigamarole begins again, but at any given moment, there’s probably a fashion week happening somewhere, and with overall more interesting looks. Over the last few days, Lakme Fashion Week convened once again in Mumbai, and…
When I was 13, I believed that I should have an arranged marriage. After overhearing me tell an incredulous friend about how the traditional Indian system worked, my eighth grade social studies teacher asked if we would open our debate to the class in the suburbs of Pennsylvania. Always enthusiastic to share my…
A girl who is estimated to be between 8 and 12 years old was found by police with a group of monkeys in a forest in Uttar Pradesh, part of the Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary, which is situated on the Indian border to Nepal. When the police grabbed her, the monkeys attacked.
The first new male contraceptive in more than a century—an injectable, sperm-zapping gel with the consistency of “melted chocolate”—is on the verge of launching out of a university startup in rural India, with little support from Big Pharma investors, Bloomberg reports.
As any woman unfortunately knows, with more technology comes more ways to be harassed. In India, the rapid cell phone boom has led to an unintended consequence: Men are routinely dialing random numbers as a way to meet women.
What is about a woman exploring her sexuality that scares men so damn much? Is it that, once she starts embodying her womanhood, she cannot be controlled as easily? Or that a woman who learns to demand an orgasm will then start to demand for other things, like being treated with respect? For one, the idea of a woman…
The National Human Rights Commission in India released a report on Saturday stating that they believe 16 women were victims of rape by police officers in the Bijapur district of central India during an attack on Maoist rebels in the Fall of 2015. There are potentially dozens more assaults yet to be confirmed.
Since a rejected suitor threw acid in her face at age 15, activist Laxmi has campaigned to stop violence against Indian women. This week in London she will walk a catwalk to raise awareness in the United Kingdom.
Shah Rukh Khan—one of the most famous people in the enormous Bollywood film business, and therefore one of the world’s biggest movie stars—has been detained for questioning yet again at U.S. Customs. Do America’s immigration authorities not have access to Google dot com?
The Guardian has run a wonderful story today about Khabar Lahariya (“News Waves”), the only newspaper in India “staffed, edited and run entirely by women, mostly from low-caste, rural backgrounds,” who publish local news in states where prevailing attitudes are that women maybe shouldn’t do such work, and maybe they…