ePaper

Thursday, May 24, 2018

How harassment is downplayed to keep women silent

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
The book Not that Bad (2018), edited by the well-known feminist, Roxane Gay, starts with the chapter "Fragments' by Aubrey Hirsc h. She talks about being a 22 year
How harassment is downplayed to keep women silent

Two projects helping female artists in Africa find their voices

| By
In many African countries, where career paths for women can still be limited to practical fields like nursing and teaching, the decision to attempt a career in art is
Two projects helping female artists in Africa find their voices

Mary Shelley understanding the male ego and its ties with science

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Mary Shelley published Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus in 1818. At the tender age of 18 she first began writing this novel, which is one of the first science
Mary Shelley understanding the male ego and its ties with science

Why men quit and women don't

| By
This year's Boston Marathon, with its horizontal rain and freezing temperatures, wasn't just an ordeal unfolding amid some of the worst weather in decades.It was also an example of
Why men quit and women don't

A fusion of learning and attachment

| By and Ashim Kumar Paul
That evening I was surfing internet from my laptop. Wandering, I went to the website of National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) and there I found a circular in
A fusion of learning and attachment

The Bengal Tigers and the Lion Hearts in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

| By and Md. Abu Yusuf
For more than a few weeks in the summer of 2001, British Asian Muslim youths took to the streets of the northern English towns of Bradford, Burnley and Oldham
The Bengal Tigers and the Lion Hearts in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

And its importance in online spaces

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
There have been many pieces and articles talking about the #MeToo movement. I think the movement's credibility and exposure are good platforms for discussions to take place. One of
And its importance in online spaces

At the public theater, a mother, a daughter and deportation

| By and Liz Robbins
The creators of the musical "Miss You Like Hell," the musician Erin McKeown, left, the playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and the director Lear deBessonet, set it in 2014 but
At the public theater, a mother, a daughter and deportation

Where men can go unscathed for crimes against women

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Anya Alvarez of the Guardian wrote an introspective article on Kobe Bryant winning an Oscar for his short-animated film, Dear Basketball. Kobe Bryant was a major basketball player in
Where men can go unscathed for crimes against women

A wave of young women running campaigns (and changing politics)

| By and Michael Tackett
The campaign manager spoke about her candidate's race with a veteran's prepossessing self-assurance. Emma Brown is hiring staff, managing a budget, building out a schedule and studying voter data,
A wave of young women running campaigns (and changing politics)

Of Arundhati Roy and war against people

| By and Yasif Ahmad Faysal
"All they have to do is to turn around and shoot. All the people have to do is to lie down and die." (The Ministry of Utmost Happiness)In an
Of Arundhati Roy and war against people

The socio-political shaming of couples in South Asia

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
"Police swept through the Mumbai hotels at about 3 pm, going room to room, arresting more than 40 unmarried couples. All were charged. The college students were forced to
The socio-political shaming of couples in South Asia

I want to be a successful organizer of woman wrestling: Sherin Sultana

| By
21st Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018 is taking place in the middle of April in Australia. Bangladesh is going to participate there in various events including women wrestling. 
I want to be a successful organizer of  woman wrestling: Sherin Sultana

The Handmaid's Tale: A dystopian reading of women's realities

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
One of Margaret Atwood's seminal works, The Handmaid's Tale, has been adapted into a TV series by the American network Hulu. This is the second adaptation of the
The Handmaid's Tale: A dystopian reading of women's realities

Women could decide Italy's election, but they feel invisible

| By and Gaia Pianigiani
Like many working mothers in Italy, Francesca Roncetti constructed her life around a frantic, daily juggle that became more frenzied after her second child was born.On weekdays, Ms. Roncetti,
Women could decide Italy's election, but they feel invisible

The hidden taxes on women

| By and Sendhil Mullainathan
The working world is unfair to many women, yet even when they succeed, they must confront another series of challenges. Their hard-won successes are taxed in ways that men's
The hidden taxes on women

What if Donald Trump really cared about women's safety?

| By
The White House ousted a top aide, Rob Porter, after it was reported that he had physically and verbally abused two ex-wives. President Trump was "very saddened" by the
What if Donald Trump really cared about women's safety?

The feminist pursuit of good sex

| By
In my junior year of college, before I'd learned much about feminism, I became fascinated by what we now call the 1970s "golden era" of pornography. Porno chic! Clitoral
The feminist pursuit of good sex

Why yoga pants are bad for women

| By
It's a new year and I've got a new gym membership. I went the other morning. It was 8 degrees outside. And every woman in there was wearing skintight,
Why yoga pants are bad for women

If a law bars asking your past salary, does it help or hurt?

| By and Noam Scheiber
Laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their past compensation before making a salary offer are gaining momentum, aimed at reducing pay disparities and other obstacles confronting women
If a law bars asking your past salary, does it help or hurt?

© 2018 The Asian Age