Using sand, paper and ash – women in India do not have it easy when it comes to their monthly menstrual cycle. A taboo topic, most girls hide themselves out of fear or embarrassment on their way to a medical store. Majority cannot afford hygienic sanitary pads, and a woman’s menstrual cycle remains a serious concern for half the population of India.
You are a resident of India. You pay your taxes. You work. You have a beautiful home and you take great pains in maintaining it.
You give great thought to your wardrobe, ensure that all deadlines are met at work, spend time with your family and meet friends and relatives as and when time permits. You attend to every little detail and ensure that nothing goes unnoticed.
Change – some people wait for it to happen, some people demand it, and some people become the change. Does one need to know someone influential to action change? Perhaps pull a few strings? Be rich, successful, famous even?
The answer is no – and the living example of this emphatic belief is Askhay Kingar, from Bangalore, who achieved an almost impossible task through the least expected-to-be-used medium – a social networking platform.
Gender is the way a society differentiates between men and women and their roles or place in the society. Stereotype is a fixed idea or image that many people associate to a particular type of person or thing, which is often not true in reality. Gender stereotypes are assumptions about characteristics, differences or roles based on gender. By making assumptions based on gender and generalizing these assumptions, we perpetuate gender stereotype.
In a country that is rapidly adapting to the consumption and exchange of information in the digital space, law enforcement bodies are utilising social media platforms to overhaul their image and make meaningful connections with the citizens that they serve and protect.