Radar Roundup: August 30, 2014
Highlights from what we’re reading this week:
- Each of our voices matters. Meera Vijayann speaks up about the importance of raising your voice against sexual violence.
- Sex education for India’s feminist mothers—teaching about sex, consent, and pleasure.
- Are straight people born that way?
- Many people are out to design anti-rape products these days. The latest product to make headlines comes from the US—nail polish that can detect date-rape drugs. Do you think this is an important breakthrough? We’ll let you decide for yourself, and in the meantime, check out these 11 ways to solve rape that don’t involve nail polish.
- Gender stereotyping and the strength of a woman—a recap of the Dutee Chan controversy. “This conversation is not only about national honor or the state of medicine; it is about the Constitutional rights of a person.”
- Period drama: One women’s chance meeting with a chemist who won’t hide her sanitary pads.
Badal ja! lately:
- Learn how to file a complaint to ASCI whenever you see ads for skin lightening products that are racist or otherwise discriminatory.
- Guess what! The first installment of our new series “Humans We Love” features Suhani Mohan. Tell us about one small step you’re taking toward gender justice, and you could be the next one in the spotlight!
- PM Modi laid out an important action plan for women’s empowerment in his Independence Day speech.
Our next event is 11 September in Mumbai and it’s all about sex—sexual health, sexuality, sex ed, and more. Event is free. Everyone is welcome. RSVP and invite your friends: Small Steps – Creating Sex Positive Dialogue.