Radar Roundup: August 2, 2014
Highlights from what we’re reading and excited about this week.
- Support the campaign to tell the story of Selvi, a child bride who became South India’s first woman taxi driver.
- 15 more women busting gender norms to take on unconventional jobs.
- OK, hold up a minute. An electric shock bra to prevent rape? (+ read why we’re concerned)
- Genderlog India hosted a chat about gender in the workplace. Check out what the crowd had to say about flexi-schedules, maternity and paternity leaves, sexism in the tech startups, and more.
- Powerful piece of journalism: Neha Dixit reports on the Muzaffarnagar rapes and what she calls India’s “selective outrage.” It’s a tough read—maddening, sad, true, and necessary.
- Ecofriendly menstrual cups are all the rage.
- Yo! This is some kick-ass spoken word poetry speaking up about how the music industry portrays women.
Badal ja! Lately:
- “It’s a very simple story, about a very complicated situation.” Q&A with Driving With Selvi’s Elisa Paloschi.
- Are you following the Commonwealth Games? Check out some of the Indian ladies winning medals this year.
- “Disappointing” is an understatement when describing Modi’s budget allocation for women’s safety. Yet, there is reason to be hopeful: the promise of financial inclusion for women.
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