BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on May 14, 2012 |
Reports being published both domestically and abroad are contending that international aid money from the United States and the United Kingdom has been used to fund forced sterilization in India. The so-called “family planning” initiatives of this kind of First World aid are an attempt to curtail the ballooning population of the Indian subcontinent—a staggering 1.2 billion people, according to the Guardian.
The forced sterilization is being ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma in General on May 04, 2012 |
Yes, this is real.
In a series of advertisements that cost $1.5 million to make, Ashton Kutcher – in an attempt to sell snack chips – donned full-on brownface, an awkward accent, and bizarre dance moves for character Bollywood producer “Raj.”
Popchips launched several promotional videos in the format of a dating service to advertise their chips, with each video centered on a specific personality. And Raj has received quite a bit of media ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma in General on Apr 24, 2012 |
A week or two ago, this ridiculous ad for an Indian beauty product called “Clean and Dry Intimate Wash” made the rounds on the blogosphere. What the product aims to do, in essence, is bleach the skin around your ladyparts, therefore making everything in your sucky life better.
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The facepalm-inducing ad starts with an unbelievably fair-skinned Indian couple whose relationship is suffering ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Style File on Mar 22, 2012 |
I'm not a body-piercing fanatic, but I did get my nose pierced just before graduating from college, where I met and admired many hippies. Some of them had their noses pierced, and it looked beautiful on them, so I wanted to hop on the bandwagon.
(An example of the aforementioned foxy hippies)
All this got me wondering how hippies latched on to nose piercing, and I started doing some heavy Googling. ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in General on Aug 22, 2011 |
Of the 6.78 billion people on Earth, over 60% of the population belongs to Asia. In the last two decades, the Asia-Pacific population has been growing at a slower rate compared to the rest of the world, according to the United Nations. A recent study by the East-West Center, a research center based in Hawaii, reveals that a great societal change is taking place in various nations of East and Southeast Asia - the marriage and fertility rates are dropping ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Movies on Jul 21, 2011 |
The massive network of the Indian railways are called home by many of the eleven million child runaways of the country. Up to 200 children can be found arriving at a large train station each day looking for a way to survive. They live off of the public resources, like toilets and running water, and eat leftover food left or donated by travelers. The children become a part of an underground economy by begging, selling, pick-pocketing, cleaning, shoe shining, ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jul 06, 2011 |
Gender identity can be confusing for anyone to navigate without adding unnecessary childhood genital surgeries to complicate things even further.
Several recent studies have shown that in the United States, India, and China, boys are the preferred offspring. As we’ve discussed, in India this is resulting in sex-selective abortions and seven million fewer girls than boys under the age of six. Now there are also claims that up to 300 female children have ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on May 25, 2011 |
Despite being outlawed in 2004, the rates of selective abortions of girls in India have substantially increased—particularly among the wealthier classes—according to a recent study published by The Lancet. The sex of a fetus can be determined in an ultrasound after 14 weeks, and in India abortions are only legal until the 12-week point.
While gender ratios vary among the regions, the overall rates of girls have greatly decreased since the last Indian ... Read More
BY Janelle in Artsy on Feb 17, 2011 |
Don’t miss out this Saturday, February 19th, on not only an open bar at Gallery 151, but also a chance to support Swimming Cities and their crazy floating performance venue for the Ganges River, India. Set to float in April, this large-scale project consists of five separate pontoon boats that form together in a radial pattern and designed especially for the unique conditions of the Ganges.
A collaboration of local artists and Brooklyn’s Swoon, ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Jun 17, 2010 |
I loves me some documentaries. I could watch a documentary about anything: corn, fish, toothpicks. But I especially love documentaries about women. HBO has made a name for itself by producing and airing some of the best documentaries around, and last night I watched two of them, "Google Baby" and "For Neda". both of which deal with women's issues. By the end of the night, I was plastered to my couch, depressed and in tears. What these docs showed about women's ... Read More