Everyday Sexism – Are We Okay With It?
Everyday Sexism

Indians are raised with some ideas ingrained in them, which although seem very trivial, the given free-rein to some cancerous ideologies, poses very much as a catalyst in moulding the sexist psyche. In fact, sexism is so internalised and ubiquitous that we mostly overlook it or give in to it. Everyday sexism begins from classroom seating arrangements to billboards and TV ads. We’re inherently a society that is taught not to question anything, from traditions and practices to career choices. And that has made it enormously hard for us to question the existing patriarchal norms. Sexism is so deeply associated with so many spheres of our lives and the society that most of the sexist notions go, if not unnoticed, ignored.

Guest Writer
Sustainable Menstruation – Is It A Hygienic Option?
Sustainable Menstruation

Time and again, we have spoken, read and discussed a zillion times about menstruation. Right from knowing about the menstrual cycle to menstruation hygiene tips, we have discussed it all. Moreover, we have also learnt about the using of the new revolutionary menstruation sanitary pads and how the women from our rural areas still use cloth during their periods.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
I Was Often Considered Characterless Because I Belly Danced – Meher Malik
Meher Malik

Women Planet got a very special opportunity to heart to heart interview the graceful and beautiful woman who introduced “Belly Dance”, Meher Mallik. She talks about her journey, the barriers she faced and also how important it is to do what you love and what your heart says.

Journalist at Womenplanet
Are You a Mature Parent?
Mature Parent
From the Expert

Everyone wants their children to be all-rounders, gifted orators, sensitive and intelligent human beings and do or become everything that can be possibly achieved! And to be fair to parents, the assumption is that a lot of sacrifices have been made, support given and/or facilities provided to make sure the expectations are fulfilled.

Educationist
I am Married and Working – My Job is to Fix my Husband’s Flaws and Make Him a Good Human Being!
Woman Rehab for Men 1

In India, women are considered as magicians but without a WAND! They should be perfect in every sense! Smart enough to be married off to a Man! Good looking to match an average looking Spouse! Educated and Working to be able to teach the Future kids and also earn money for the family. A good Cook to be able to feed the family and an expert in housekeeping! Pardon me if I have missed out on some of the other responsibilities a woman is entrusted on with.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
Gangraped For Dowry, Raped for Ego, Raped and Murdered for Lust – Are Our Kids Really Safe?
Gangraped for Dowry

The horrifying truth that our society is showing us each day, is something I had never imagined. Unnao, Kathua, Surat, Karimgunj, name any place, Rape and Dowry are the two truths that women and little girls have to deal with today.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
I was asked to Resign at Work Within a Week after My Marriage!
Working Indian Woman

Yes, we live in a gender biased country where people hail about gender equality in open letters, facebook statuses, articles and what not! But deep within, no one really cares about gender discrimination! No one really gives a damn about the discrimination done to you at work, because they have to continue getting their hefty pay slips each month. Well, that’s what I learnt from my bitter experience at work!

Sub Editor, Women Planet
Consent, Privacy And Humanity – The Three Forgotten Words
Social Media Meme

I want to ask you all, social media is a beautiful platform created to bring people closer, and since when did we reach to the lowest of derogatory, barbaric and insensitive behavior to exploit this platform?

Guest Author
Trying To Prepare Your Daughter For Future? Rape Her!
Girl Child Raped

In order to make a child strong, we try to deprive them of fancy and luxurious things so that they are prepared for the worst in their future. But depriving a child from a normal childhood is ever going to make them strong? Is normal childhood really a luxury now?

Writer, Women Planet
He Never Stopped Believing In Me Even When I Lost All My Hopes – Hiral Chavada
Hiral Chavada - Feature

What are the things that you look for in your life partner? Openness, emotional dependency, sensitivity? I think these all things are basic. Understanding and actually believing in your partner’s dream when they themselves can’t stand by, is what truly makes my partner, my husband! He never stopped believing even when I lost all my hopes and faith in my own dreams.

Writer, Women Planet
Love or Molestation – Why I Cannot Forget My First Love?
Love or Molestation

You know how first loves are. Absorbing, consuming and love struck! The time when you think that this is it, you are going to get married to your first love and have a fascinating fairy tale ending that we generally read about. But now when I look back, I just realize how stupid I was.

Writer, Women Planet
So, What If I Am The Daughter Of a Maid?
Daughter of a Maid

Born in a family that tries to afford basic livelihood out of my mother’s daily wage, my mother tries to provide everything that she can. As my father passed away a few years ago, my mother is the sole bread earner for our family of three (mom, me and my little sister). As much as I respect her for that, I feel neglected.

Writer, Women Planet
5 Reasons Why It Is Great To Break Your New Year Resolution!
Break New Year Resolutions

A lot of people believe in ‘New Year, New Me’ but according to the statistics, more than 90% of people fail to fit in their ‘New Me’. New Year Resolutions are quite tricky to choose and very hard to follow. Thus, people don’t wisely choose a resolution and end up falling out of it in just a few days. Due to this people end up feeling like a failure.

Writer, Women Planet
This is How Swasthya Sevika Has Helped About 600 Women to Become Independent in Mumbai
SNEHA-Swasthya-Sevika

What Swasthya Sevika strives to do is to look out for adolescent girls who have dropped out of schools for various reasons. It gives economic opportunities to such girls apart from helping the scarcity of manual power required in the current health system. This they do by training a staff which is called nursing assistants. It is an eight months long course which is supported by the Tech Mahindra Foundation. This helps the girls get trained and be a part of various hospitals and maternity homes.

Guest Writer, Women Planet
9 Passe Cultural Norms That Still Breathe To Oppress Women
Women Bizarre Traditions

Can you imagine Sati system still prevailing in our society? With many movements around the world, people have successfully changed many norms and customs that used to act as an instrument to oppress women. The transition of the societies have been gradual and rocky. Right from winning the voting rights to asking for a same gender marriage, societies around the world are paving their ways to a better road. But there are still a few cultures who follow their same old traditions and some of them might definitely leave you in horror and chills.

Writer, Women Planet
Life Is Precious – Teaching Your Child The Value And Importance Of Life!!
Life is Precious
From the Expert

Doesn’t parenting a 21st century child bring with itself a whole lot of opportunities along with challenges? None of us might have ever imagined the presence of the deadly ‘blue whale’ game to be one of the worst fears faced by adults in current times.

Educationist
The Story of My Perfect and Blissful Arranged Marriage – My Husband Sold My Virginity to a Stranger for 2 Lacs!
Marriage Virginity

The DEAL – He was in a debt of 35 lakhs due to his compulsive drinking habit. My Husband of just 1 Week, had sold my virginity to a Man who had given him some money, to reduce his debts.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
The Period Man – Efforts of a Man to Break Myths Related to Periods!
Cursed - Menstrual Myth

I am CURSED – she said! How can a little girl be cursed? Is getting into your periods means being cursed? And why are girls in periods stopped from going to school?

Sub Editor, Women Planet