Nothing will change unless we do

November 29, 2019 09:00 am

It’s the women who force rules on other women and call it patriarchy. So say the people The Week spoke to.

Can men be feminists?

October 27, 2019 00:30 am

Simone de Beauvoir in her seminal book The Second Sex argues that men cannot be feminist because of the intrinsic differences between the sexes.  Some writers argue that men do not suffer the same oppression as women, and, as such, cannot comprehend women’s experience and so they cannot constructively contribute to feminist movements. There are some  radical feminists who argue that only by rejecting the masculine perspective entirely can feminism allow women to define themselves on their own terms, and that the involvement of men in the feminist movement will inculcate the values of patriarchy.

Covering head is a cultural trait in a number of places in Asia. In Nepal, it can be seen predominantly in Madhesh. It is said to be a symbol of respect. This symbol of respect, however, has to be carried only by the daughter-in-law of the house.

To all those fathers

September 8, 2018 00:15 am

Those who do not fulfill their basic fatherly duties do not deserve special treatment on Father’s Day.

Beyond patriarchy

April 16, 2018 01:30 am

In a culture of patriarchy where the girl or woman belongs to the family unit, the “ownership” of the girl by the family can often be lethal

Patriarchy: We are all suffering

January 6, 2017 21:30 pm

Patriarchy is a system where men have the ultimate power over all the social, economic and political resources. It was originally described as a ‘male dominated family’ but the concept has been widened.

Teej and patriarchy

August 31, 2016 00:25 am

Being a woman or a man could have different implications when it comes to Teej budgeting

A look at patriarchy

August 27, 2016 10:33 am

Patriarchy is generally understood as a system whereby men have the ultimate power over all the social, economic and political resources. It was originally used to describe a ‘male dominated family’ but the concept has widened lately.