Radar Roundup: October 18, 2014
Badal ja! lately
- “Education has shown to empower girls to negotiate with parents for later marriage.”
- Support women entrepreneurs to create a stronger economy, and a better world.
- Check out Rainbow Voices—Mumbai’s queer choir!
What we’re reading
- Why one man started reading only women writers. (Catch up on #ReadWomen2014)
- In Delhi, justice for a three-year-old rape victim.
- Great debate ensues when Apple and Facebook extend health benefits to cover egg freezing. Sign of the times in so many ways, right?
- Dude gets kicked in the balls. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. But wait, why are we all laughing?
- Young woman who claimed to be a victim of “love jihad” retracts her statement, speaks up: “Whose religion is bad? No one’s. It is us who have divided people as Hindus and Muslims but actually we all are one.”
- “Intermarriage is not jihad, it is India.”
- Why we should stop stigmatizing women’s body hair.
- In India, women represent 18% of the subjects in political stories and only 10% in stories relating to the economy. Around the world, only 20% of persons providing expert commentary in news stories is female. Sobering facts on gender and the media are good reminder we need to step up efforts to promote women’s voices and tell a more complete story about society.
- Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day, honoring “the first tech visionary.”
- Meet Vashtie Kola, the first woman to design a shoe for Nike Jordan.
- All sold out: the first female scientist Lego set.
- Mary Kom speaks up against period taboos. Right on.
That’s a wrap!