India is in denial of the fact that a majority of its women do not feel safe alone on the streets, at work, in markets, or at home, even though they have learned how to cope with this existential anxiety. When I asked young educated women in Delhi if they feel safe, most said no. And most of those who said yes had learned to modify their behaviours to feel safe – they don’t go out alone unnecessarily; come home at night before dark; get permission to go out; are always careful and alert; and they censor their speech, their clothes and their body posture, including whether or not they look men in the eyes. … [Read more...] about India is the most dangerous country for women. It must face reality
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Children will be born on the moon 'in a few decades', with whole families joining Europe's lunar colony by 2050, a top space scientist has claimed. Professor Bernard Foing, ambassador of the Esa-driven 'Moon Village' scheme (concept art pictured), made the comments this week … [Read more...] about Astronomers are searching for 20 female volunteers to ‘float’ in BED for five days straight to study the effects of space travel – but warn ‘the pleasure wears off very quickly’
She wrote: 'Steps forward for diversity on the catwalk have usually proven to be gimmicks... They want to make headlines as champions of diversity and difference - emphasis on the wanting to make headlines part - and this is an easy win for them, a story with legs outside of the fashion sphere. … [Read more...] about Ageless beauty! Emilia Wickstead and Preen win praise for casting models in their 50s and 60s in their London Fashion Week shows – as Vogue calls for more older women on the catwalk
I haven’t felt it too much. Overall [when I joke about how I don’t want to Lean Forward, I want to lie down] women are like, “Yeah! I’m exhausted!” I’m not on social media much because I don’t want to be an asshole around my daughter, checking how many people like me. But I’ve had a great response from black women especially, because they’re completely exhausted! I think women get the idea of the fantasy about not having kids and being married some to rich dude. Those women fascinate me. What do they do all day? I am so jealous of those women. … [Read more...] about Ali Wong: ‘Being able to joke about my miscarriage was a relief’
The topic of motherhood is having a bit of a moment. In addition to several much-discussed books, the past six weeks alone have brought us Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, which explores the will-I-won’t-I decision all women face at some point or another; Angela Garbes’s Like a Mother, a feminist exploration of the science and culture of pregnancy; and Meaghan O’Connell’s memoir And Now We Have Everything, which gives the warts-and-all treatment to pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. In recent months motherhood has cropped up across various media, including film (Mother! and Tully), TV (The Letdown), and comedy (Ali Wong and Laurie Kilmartin). … [Read more...] about Is motherhood the unfinished work of feminism?