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Boys must be strong and girls can be anything they want, but looks matter

This contributes to the feeling among girls that they’re undervalued and objectified by boys, researchers said. Pressures on boys can also leave them with low self-esteem and more likely to be victims of violence or accidents.

LGBTQI: Books that teach your child about gender fluidity

What happens when the child fails to identify with his or her own gender or begins exploring its fluidity? Here are some of the books that address these issues, which can help parents and children understand gender better.

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'Ladki Haath Se Nikal Jayegi' or ‘don’t cry like a girl’: Things to stop telling kids

When my son was five years old and was asked to stop crying, he said, "You’ve got to cry till all the sadness comes out."

Internet in India: Gaping gender gap

According to the study, women, rural citizens, and those with lower education or income significantly lag behind in Internet and social media usage.

Their Postcards For 2018: From 18 places, girls who turned 18 this year speak out

From 18 places touched by the headlines, girls who turned 18 this year speak on who they are, what they want, their life — and their love.

Revenge rape: Why women are subjected to a deplorable punishment for crimes they have not committed

In Multan, the southern district of Pakistan's Punjab, a panchayat dictated that a man could rape an adolescent girl, who was the sister of the man who allegedly raped the former's sister. In its simplest terms, this is revenge rape.

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Indigenous tribes embraced gender fluidity prior to colonisation, but Europeans enforced specific gender roles

Ethnographic research reveals therefore, that prior to the European dominance, there were absolutely no monolithic gender systems in place. The construction of two specific gender identities as non-interchangeable absolutes, was in fact, the invention of the Euro-Western society.

Marriage at the age of 14 is allowed in the US. New York State just banned it

A Reuters report informs that between 2000 and 2010, about 1,70,000 children were married within the country. Within the state of New York itself, 3,800 children were wedded during that period.

From Tata Tea to Titan, Indian brands are adopting a new, socially-conscious language

There has been a surge of beautifully crafted, intelligently told Indian advertisements that either prod us to engage in sociopolitical issues with greater furor, or address issues pertaining to gender inequality and same-sex relationships

Govt plans to restrict maternity benefit to first child only. As usual, it's the women who suffer

One could argue that this step would reflect better in population control. Would it though? Or would just make it far worse for pregnant women who desperately need financial assistance?

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became ‘Notorious’

“On the Basis of Sex” does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered, dramatizing both her personal stake in feminist legal activism and the intellectual discipline with which she approached it.

Six female politicians tells us the hate and judgment they have to deal with

The number of women running for office is increasing. But for many, harassment and discrimination is a persistent reality. We spoke with six female candidates about how they have persevered.

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Gender gap in higher education is reducing: News in Numbers

As more eligible Indians (18-23 years of age) sign up for higher education, it is important to note that the gender gap is also closing. A look at the Gross Enrolment Ratio in today’s #NewsInNumbers.

Kareena first broke news of doing `Ki and Ka` to Saif

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was very excited when director R.Balki approached her for his upcoming film ‘Ki and Ka.’And the first person to know about this was of course, her nawab, Saif Ali Khan.During the trailer launch, Kareena said that Saif was extremely proud after seeing the first promo of the film. Actor Arjun Kapoor, who was really happy to receive praise from Saif, said it is an honour for him to get appreciated by someone who has mastered the art of portraying playful characters.‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.The film, which redefines stereotypical roles of genders, will see Kareena in the character of an ambitious marketing manager while Arjun Kapoor essays the role of a homemaker.The film is scheduled to release on April 1.

R.Balki’s `Ki and Ka` a comical twist to gender `stereotypical` roles

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Director R.Balki is yet again all set to leave audience spellbound with his upcoming romantic drama film, `Ki and Ka.`The director is attacking stereotypical representation of genders in the society through the film by switching and redefining the roles of the male and female protagonists.Balki is extremely proud of his leads Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, because both actors do not forgot their identities while swapping ‘stereotypical’ gender roles.Arjun plays woman of the house and Kareena plays the role of a man in the film, and by doing so, they give a subtle message to society that interchanging gender responsibility is nothing to be ashamed of but a way to make this world a better place to live in.`Ki and Ka`, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, will release on April 1.

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Every man should watch `Ki and Ka`, says Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor agrees that before his upcoming rom-com ‘Ki and Ka’, he never understood how selfless housewives are, and that’s the reason why he wants every man to watch this flick. Arjun believes that ‘Ki and Ka’ is a conversation starter, but not an opinion. It is a way to make society realise that anything and everything cannot be measured on the basis of gender. The actor also said that no gender has the right to overpower the other. ‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.

Activists react as women stopped on way to Shani temple

New Delhi/Bengaluru, Jan 26 (ANI): Women activist Abha Singh on Tuesday condemned the move to stop women activists on their way to Maharashtra's Shani Shingnapur temple and said that they should be allowed to enter the temple premises and offer prayers as the Constitution of India grants equal rights to both gender. She stated that the temple's administration should adhere to the Indian Constitution and thus allow the women to enter the temple and offer their prayers. Another woman activist Pramila Nesargi echoing similar sentiments said it was strange that women do not get equal rights with respect to the other gender in a country where women goddesses are worshipped.

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