Why should we empower woman if she is going to be even more exploited?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I guess this depends to a large extent on what the term ‘women empowerment’ means to different people. Apparently, it means different things to different people. For some people, this is what women empowerment means… Or this… Or even these… Very empowered women all of them. But to me, this…

As a woman, are you afraid of men?

Twitter / Search – #YesAllWomen Inspired by this hashtag on Twitter:  Lots of women and men have tweeted about how all women everyday fear sexism, discrimination, harassment, assault, rape, and other crimes. I’m a man, but I feel I can relate a little bit to the fear women face.  I’ve been mugged several times, I’ve…

What are the unknown facts about India and Indians?

Be it anything. Culture, inventions, traits or anything. Please let it be something positive. I am really fed up of sarcastic and negative remarks. Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: This is a story that shocked and shook the delicate social sensibilities of a very conservative society…the Smarthavichaaram proceedings of 1905. Smarthavichaaram is defined on Wikipedia[1]…

What are the biggest ironies in the world?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: This one’s my favorite… Although cooking is traditionally considered to be a woman’s ‘department’ in most households (especially Indian ones), almost all of the world’s greatest cooks are men – Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, etc. Yes, there are famous women chefs too, but the men are clearly way…

Can women live without a man?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: It’s difficult…very difficult. I don’t think I can live without a man at all. In fact, I need more than a man…I need lots of men in my life! If not for men, who’d go out there to the wild seas and bring in fresh fish. Or who’d man the…

Is there an ancient culture in which women were not treated as property?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Among the others mentioned on other answers is the one I belong to. I belong to the Hindu Nair community of Kerala, India. We follow a matrilineal system of inheritance. Although much has changed now regarding the inheritance of property, the social aspects still remain the same. The bloodline moves…

Why does the majority of gender abuse tend to be directed at women by men?

Gender abuse consists of the following: Dating violence Domestic and intimate partner violence Emotional abuse Human trafficking Same-sex relationship violence Sexual assault and abuse Stalking Violence against immigrant and refugee Violence against people at work Violence against people with disabilities Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A, Arvind. From an Indian perspective,…