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“If You Are Now Saying, No, Women Are Equal…”

February 2, 2013
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“If You Are Now Saying, No, Women Are Equal…”

By Amita Chudgar The day after our teach-in, on January 24th, 2013, the airwaves and newspapers were filled with the announcement that the U.S. Pentagon had dropped the ban that excluded women from combat roles. That night, as I was driving home, on PRI’s “The World” I heard an interview with U.S. Marine Corps...
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Urban Spaces Are Conducive to Sexual Violence: The Case of Delhi

February 2, 2013
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Urban Spaces Are Conducive to Sexual Violence: The Case of Delhi

By Meski Glegzaibher While the events that have inspired our gathering were horrific, it is important to note that they are neither isolated nor unique to India. Correspondingly, we must avoid the popular framing of the event as an exceptional or deviant act by “monstrous” or “evil” individuals. Doing so obscures the frequency at...
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This is War! Reflections on the Delhi Gang Rape

February 2, 2013
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This is War! Reflections on the Delhi Gang Rape

By Soma Chauduri It has been difficult for me to write or even to comment on the horrific and barbaric gang rape of a 23-year old woman in Delhi, even after more than a month since the incident took place. I have yet to come to terms with how six human beings—all men, among...
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A Timeline of Events in the Delhi Gang-Rape Case

February 2, 2013
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A Timeline of Events in the Delhi Gang-Rape Case

By Karin Zitzewitz I begin with a brief timeline of the attack, the protests that followed it, and then offer some suggestions first about how to interpret media coverage of the event and second, about the event’s general implications for feminist debates in India. The attack occurred on December 16th, 2012. By two days...
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Rape in India: Domestic and Global Politics

February 2, 2013
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Rape in India: Domestic and Global Politics

By Soma Chaudhuri, Amita Chudgar, Meski Glegziabher, Julie Hagstrom, Sean Pue, and Karin Zitzewitz On January 23, 2013, the Asian Studies Center and the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University (MSU) organized a “teach-in” panel discussion on recent developments surrounding the tragic rape and death of a 23-year old woman...
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Shades of Darkness—And Now A Sliver of Light

January 26, 2013
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Today, January 26, 2013, marks India’s 64th anniversary as a republic. It is not an old republic if seen in “nation” years but definitely old in “human” years. My mother is 64, which means she was born in the year India was declared a republic—she was one of the many millions of Indians to...
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Library of Congress digs into 170 billion tweets

January 9, 2013
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An effort by the Library of Congress to archive Twitter posts has amassed more than 170 billion tweets, which the library is now seeking to make available to researchers and other interested parties. Created in 1800, the Library of Congress serves as the unofficial library of the United States, as well as being Congress’...
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Shades of Darkness

January 4, 2013
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Shades of Darkness

In this globalizing world made possible largely through the social media, it is not difficult to follow what is happening in any part of the world, especially India. Yes, Delhi, and other parts of India to a lesser degree, has been consumed by the brutal rape/death of a 23-year old woman. What is not...
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TFW: The Year in Review

January 1, 2013
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TFW: The Year in Review

With the intertwined mission of fostering feminist, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist perspectives, 2012 gave our contributors no shortage of topics about which to write. We saw a resurgence of public misogyny and racism; an ugly right-wing attack on women’s reproductive autonomy; horrific violence against women and girls; continued U.S. militarization; the deaths of too many...
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South Korea elects first female president

December 19, 2012
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  When Park Geun-hye last lived in the presidential Blue House more than 30 years ago, she was a young, stand-in first lady, serving after the assassination of her mother and before the killing of her dictator father. After defeating Moon Jae-in in elections Wednesday, she will return to her childhood home as the...
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