What does it mean to be a woman in the world today

What does it mean to be a woman in the world today

Perhaps it is because my work and my writing is in this area, perhaps it is an extension of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but I see many more mentions of women and women-oriented issues in the media today. The past year has repeatedly forced me to ask myself the question- What does it mean to be a woman in the world today?

The world still seems unsafe for women. The ghastly rape of the little girl in Kathua and daily stories of rape, assault and violence against women have left most of us wondering if the ‘emancipation’ we have experienced in the recent years comes with a very heavy price. I remain wary about walking in public spaces and am wracked with anxiety every time my teenage daughter stays out at night.

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Nirupama Subramanian
Nirupama Subramanian
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