From not being allowed to work to having their earnings exploited, many women confront economic abuse, a recognised form of domestic abuse.
A few days ago, we were doing a self-reflective exercise at work on what gives us power, how we demonstrate power, and what (or who) has power over us. Surprisingly, but not much, I found money featuring across the board for me: be it through financial independence or financial constraints. Power, as exercised by me or as exercised over me, has been intricately tied with my sexuality – ranging from job options to travel decisions to reproductive choices – and money seemed to lord over it all. It wasn’t the only lord, but it was quite a powerful lord.
For many of us careening to adulthood at the time, these films pushed us to confront our own biases. They asked us to stand in Diane and Mansi’s shoes and ask ourselves, what would we have done? Would we spend one night with a man (Robert Redford, no less) for a million dollars? Would we be able to resist the option that opened up to Mansi? And the truth of it was that this was a difficult question to answer.
रुपसा मल्लिक द्वारा लिखित सोमिंदर कुमार द्वारा अनुवादित पिछले दो दशकों से प्रजनन प्रौद्योगिकी (रिप्रोडक्टिव टेक्नोलॉजी आरटी) का उपयोग आम तौर पर महिलाओं के जीवन का एक अभिन्न अंग बन गया है और महिलाओं को इसका उपयोग करना ही होता है। विभिन्न प्रकार की नई और पुरानी प्रजनन प्रौद्योगिकी के उपलब्ध होने की बढ़ी जानकारी…