Women with Voices

On Tuesday Malala Yousafzai and two other girls were shot on their way to school in rural Pakistan As of today Malala’s condition remains critical, she has a 70% chance of surviving but she may never be the same again. If you don’t know who Malala is you can find out about her back story…

Domesticated.

In modern society there is a systematic and substantial devaluing of care work. ┬áThis type of work has traditionally been seen as “women’s work” and has been usually done without the thought of ┬ápecuniary reimbursement. Raising children, keeping house, looking after elderly parents or parents in law, have all traditionally fallen to women to do…

Stop it.

One day at dinner a (white) friend said to my other (indian) friend that she was basically a white Indian person. This irritated me deeply but it was not appropriate at the time to challenge this. What was surprising was that it came from a very socially aware politically liberal person who is extremely cognizant…