Radar Roundup: December 7, 2014
Badal ja! lately
- Keeping the fire alive in the activism since Nirbhaya
- Is period sex safe, period?
- A record 66% of women participated in this year’s elections
- Sujata Behera convinced her family to postpone her marriage until she turns 18. Is it our imagination or is this becoming a trend?
- There’s popular negative connotation around women driving. Yet, research shows that women are safer, better drivers.
- As part of annual Grace Hopper celebrations, 100 women gathered in Bangalore to participate in a hackathon for tech solutions to humanitarian problems.
- “There is no single scientific marker that separates men from women, and this is the stumbling block for sports’ governing bodies.” The complicated history of gender testing in sports and how Dutee Chand might change everything.
- In Ahmedabad, the railway division has initiated a project to set up “help posts” for women in distress.
- Closer to home in Thane, bicycles are changing things up for girls’ education. (For more feel-good stories about girls who bike, google “bicycles for girls’ empowerment.” Seriously. Do it.)
- Notes on remix culture and gender activism.
- “We don’t need more people dropping us back home at night. We need more people on the street beginning our lives in public space.” An interview with artist Shilo Shiv Suleman.
- Wow! Shwetta Katti, who grew up in Kamathipura, won the UN’s Youth Courage Award.
- And finally, a dose of science: a fascinating read about the trials, controversies, and opportunities in bringing a male contraceptive to market.
So excited to announce our next event, happening Tuesday, 16th December. It’s shaping up to be an evening you don’t want to miss—art, music, great community. True to our Small Steps tradition, we’re keeping things positive and constructive.
- Tell us your headlines from the future.
- RSVP on the event page: Tribute to Nirbhaya – Celebrating Progress, Envisioning Change.