A Music Video that Explains why ‘Boys will be Boys’ is Harmful.

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Image:¬†seeingwetiko.com ** How often do we see people brushing their own or someone else’s bigotry, sexism and violence as a case of ‘boys being boys’? ‘Boys will be boys’ is an unfailing cop-out that irresponsible parents, non-committal teachers / educational institutes, unconcerned law enforcers and incompetent politicians fall back on – whenever they don’t have […]

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Explaining Gender Violence Through Evolution.

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Image: startinn.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Navya Mishra. This is an attempt at presenting the concept of evolutionary programming that may explain a bizarre, violent need to set and enforce a code of conduct for a subgroup within a population and, the psyche of intolerance that goes with violation of that code. […]

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Asking the Right Questions.

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Image: brunchnews.com The following slam poetry was submitted by SMIW contributor Rhea Mahanta¬†to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. ** A usual thing happened today. I got groped AGAIN! ** While walking back home It was drizzling and dusk had set in A bunch of guys on a bike were speeding Towards me from the opposite direction While […]

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