DU Beat presents Volume 14 Issue 08, on the theme ‘Women’s Day’ on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2021.
“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman?”
(An excerpt from Sojourner Truth’s speech which was delivered at the Women’s Convention in Ohio)
International Women’s Day grew out of a labour movement, with the day first being celebrated over a century ago, in 1911 by well-known Marxist Clara Zetkin. Today, even though the substance of the struggle remains the same, many other issues have emerged with regard to gender.
Women have long since been looked at as ‘mothers’, ‘daughters’, and ‘sisters’, almost as if their identity is attached to a man in their lives. The theme of International Women’s Day for 2021 is, #ChooseToChallenge. At DU Beat we choose to challenge gender inequality as we present this week’s issue. From a Feminist take on Fairytales to a gendered analysis of the portrayal of women sex workers in cinema, we deliver fresh perspectives on gender inequality at your doorstep.
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