Radar Roundup: November 1, 2014
Badal ja! lately
- Sex talk in the city: Upcoming workshop on holistic sexual health
- Could a change in diet cure PCOS?
- Smart career women should make S-M-A-R-T goals
What we’re reading
- 10 Indian women scientists you should know. Bonus from the Badal ja! archives, notes on being a female scientist in India.
- Sometimes we do or say sexist things without meaning to and don’t even realize it. Here are thoughts on 5 ways men in tech are unintentionally sexist and what to do about it.
- WEF released its Global Gender Gap report. Turns out the 10 most gender equal countries are in the Middle East and Africa.
- Kiss of Love: In Kochi, young people are kissing in public en masse to protest moral policing.
- Exciting! More coverage of the growing Why Loiter? movement to reclaim the streets.
- Activists initiate sex education programs to curb sexual violence in India. (See also: What sex ed have to do with gender equality)
- “One thing that most of the queer folks seek, more than the change in law, is social acceptance.“
- In lesser known world news, thousands of feminist activists shut down Barcelona last week as they marched through the city.
- Journalist Neha Dixit won the Kurt Schork award for her brilliant and important reporting on gender discrimination in India. For starters, read “Thread-bared” and “My runaway wedding. Or, how to do national integration in 30 days.”
- Reena Patel investigates the lives of women working in India’s call centers.
- Must see: Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul are working to wipe out menstruation taboo.
- “Ten years ago I took the most satisfying shower of my life.”