Category Archives: Gender

Tandra Chakma: Justice for Sabita and some related issues

Justice for Sabita and some related issues By Tandra Chakma. Translated by Tibra Ali for According to UN Women 25th of February is “Orange Day.” Every year this day … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Publishing the images of teen sex workers is nothing but a showcase of poverty

টিনেজ যৌনকর্মীদের ছবি প্রকাশ, দারিদ্র্যতা শো করা ছাড়া অন্য কিছু না  – মৃদুল শাওন ফেসবুকে কয়েকজনরে দেখলাম একটা লিঙ্ক শেয়ার দিতাছে। ‘BuzzFeed’ নামের একটা আমেরিকান ওয়েবসাইটে বাংলাদেশের টিনেজ-যৌনকর্মীদের তিরিশটা ছবি। শিরোনাম- … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

While Taranco negotiates: political games & sexual violence

While Taranco negotiates: political games & sexual violence by Faruk Wasif for Prothom Alo Translated for by Emon Sarwar Two women are fighting in the capital city- the centre … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shahanaz Jahan Pushon: Birangonas, Our Dearest Sisters

Birangonas: Our dearest sisters by Shahanaz Jahan Pushon, translated for by Tibra Ali “Husbands? Where will we find husbands. Some of our husbands died during the war, others have … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Let’s talk about Rape (in Bangladesh)

Let’s talk about Rape (in Bangladesh) By Nadine S. Murshid for There is something fundamentally wrong with men (and women) who rape. It is a maladaptation of sex, a … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

Allama Shafi: The Tetul Misogynist

The Tetul Misogynist by Samara Mortada for Not many have missed the video of Allama Shafi, or at least not heard/read about it, in which he compares women to … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dina Siddiqi: Do Bangladeshi factory workers need saving? Sisterhood in the post-sweatshop era

This 2009 article revisits the figure of the ‘third world sweatshop worker’, long iconic of the excesses of the global expansion of flexible accumulation in late twentieth-century capitalism. I am … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Andaleeb Purba: Rabindranath Tagore’s Assassination of Female Characters in ‘Chaturanga’

Rabindranath Tagore’s Assassination of Female Characters in ‘Chaturanga’ by Andaleeb Shahjahan Purba, for

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Erinyes: My loss did not have any vocabulary

My loss did not have any vocabulary Guest Post by Erinyes For years, my loss did not have any vocabulary. There was no word that I could use in my … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seuty Sabur: Did “NGOization” deradicalize the women’s movement?

Did “NGOization” deradicalize the women’s movement? by Seuty Sabur for [please do not reprint without permission] I thought of writing this essay on 11thMay itself, after attending the Women’s … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 12 Comments



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