Martha Nussbaum’s Magnificent Opus, a Critique

Mar 13, 2020

The philosopher Martha Nussbaum has a prodigious output and, indeed, it takes a prodigious effort to keep up with it. No sooner had I completed reading the latest trio of her books than a new one was signaled,  many of the recent works being based on her delivery of prestigious guest lectures...

#MeToo: Power, Let’s Talk About It
Feb 27, 2020

#MeToo: Power, Let’s Talk About It

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election
Feb 20, 2020

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Morocco Pays a High Price for Tourism Gentrification
Feb 18, 2020

Morocco Pays a High Price for Tourism Gentrification

India: Autopsy and Resurrection of a Republic

India: Autopsy and Resurrection of a Republic

Feb 12, 2020

Citizenship is fundamental to any republic, and the executive branch has the right and obligation to keep track of the number of citizens and non-citizens residing in its territory. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India are worthy...

In India, Women Entrepreneurs Are Still Outliers

In India, Women Entrepreneurs Are Still Outliers

Feb 11, 2020

On the Index of Women Entrepreneurs, India ranks 52 out of 57 countries. In the Indian start-up scene, it’s rare to see a woman directing an enterprise. Bhavna Anand Sharma, founder of Cureveda, a dietary supplements company, is one of the few Indian women leading the charge in revolutionizing...

When Women Hate Women

When Women Hate Women

Jan 31, 2020

It’s about time to have a new #MeToo movement — one that gives voice to all those women who have been bullied, denigrated, dismissed and humiliated by other women, particularly women in a position of power. This might sound bizarre. After all, the myriads of documents produced by...

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Jan 23, 2020

Over the past five years, India has seen several changes around the creation and dissemination of data. The Indian government has come under fire for withholding data on crucial issues like unemployment, as well as changing statistical methodologies to ascertain key metrics, calling into question...

Naomi Wolf Talks Homophobia, Feminism and “Outrages”

Naomi Wolf Talks Homophobia, Feminism and "Outrages"

Jan 08, 2020

The year 1990 witnessed several revolutionary changes, one of which was the release of “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women,” written by Naomi Wolf. The “Beauty Myth” highlighted how male dominance is maintained by holding women to certain standards of beauty, and...

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

Dec 21, 2019

There is no doubt that great strides have been made since Tarana Burke started the original “me too” campaign over 10 years ago — a movement that gained momentum after Alyssa Milano’s 2017 tweet using the hashtag went viral. As a result, the number of rapes and sexual assaults reported to...

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Dec 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Dec 18, 2019

Kabir Singh is a drunkard. He’s also an angry lover. And a sociopath. Kabir Singh is the archetypal abusive man: He falls head over heels for a woman at first sight, pursues her until she gives in, wards off other suitors by threatening them, and slaps her when he is angry. What does the...

Will Colombia See a #MeToo Revolution?

Will Colombia See a #MeToo Revolution?

Over the last several weeks, Colombia has been making international headlines as social protest engulfed the country. On November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — hundreds of Colombian women went out into the streets to claim their rights and shine a...

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Dec 16, 2019

Meena (name changed), a 26-year-old woman from Pune, India, has been receiving assistance from the Family Planning Association. One day, she rushed to the clinic in tears, desperately hoping for some help. Meena continued to cry as the counselor screened her for signs of domestic violence. She...

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