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"I'm baffled that Indians (not just men) truly think that virtue stems from being sexually chaste."

Sharing an email from Anonymous. 

Subject: Link regarding a wife’s sexual past

Hello IHM,

I am a reader of your website.

I had run across a link that I thought you and your readers would find interesting (maybe). 748 more words

Indian Homemaker

"I have met a lot of Indian guys who say their parents have done a lot for them so they can't leave them now..."

” …So what about the girls? Haven’t their parents done a lot for them?”

Sharing an email from ‘A born feminist’. 

Dear IHM,

I hope you will post my letter.

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"Reading all the comments jerked me up. Really. It was like a bang! And the mind fog moved slightly..."

Sharing an update from Not a good wife. 

Dear IHM,

I have been wanting to write to you for a long time. Every time I started writing, I stopped myself thinking I will contact you only when I am ready to share the news with you that am completely out of the difficult phase I was in 3-4 years back. 899 more words

Indian Homemaker

15 lines from 'Dil Dhadakne Do'.

Let me just share some dialogues (roughly translated/in my own words) from Dil dharakne do and you decide what you think of the movie.

1. ‘Does he beat you? 748 more words

Indian Homemaker

"Change, if it came at all, would come from within—by a process of evolution."

Do you agree with ‘Change, if it came at all, would come from within—by a process of evolution.’?

Should societies wait for everybody to evolve so that changing to justice and equality doesn’t offend any sensibilities?  464 more words

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"My husband would tell me to stay with my in laws for some more time and that he didn't want any discussions."

Here is a heart breaking example of how Patriarchy enables abuse.

What made it possible for this husband to demand that the wife lives with his parents and helps them with their business – against her wishes? 1,216 more words

Indian Homemaker

Please watch 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' :)

The movie passes Bechdel Test with flying colours. The Kanpur accent and Kangana Ranaut’s Haryana accent, the music, the story, the way it ends, and everything else about the movie are absolutely delightful. 370 more words

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