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The draft policy shows how inclusiveness follows from rationality and a scientific temperament; in its demand for an equitable representation of women, disabled persons and other social, regional and economically diverse groups, as well as its recommendation for spousal benefits for partners of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, “irrespective of their gender”(AFP)

The draft STIP’s inclusion of LGBT and gender is welcome

UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:07 PM IST
If the policy, in its current version, is accepted, it will go a long way in achieving its stated objectives.
Fida Khan, 28 (centre), is a member of Y-Films’ Six Pack Band, and an aspiring actress. ‘My sisters showed my parents videos of my work. The day my grandmother and mother told me they were proud of me, I was over the moon,’ she says.
Fida Khan, 28 (centre), is a member of Y-Films’ Six Pack Band, and an aspiring actress. ‘My sisters showed my parents videos of my work. The day my grandmother and mother told me they were proud of me, I was over the moon,’ she says.

Meet transwomen who’ve made a place for themselves in the mainstream

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 07:57 PM IST
To work, to love, to live unfettered... transwomen’s desires are the usual ones. And though the path is rough, it is paved with hope.
Symbol for gender equality. Hand turns a dice and changes a unequal sign to a equal sign between symbols of men and women.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Symbol for gender equality. Hand turns a dice and changes a unequal sign to a equal sign between symbols of men and women.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

How to bring men into conversations on gender| Opinion

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:14 PM IST
If men and women are to work as equal partners, then we need new rules of engagement, ones that understand the centrality of mutual respect and consent
Artificial intelligence.(Thinkstock)
Artificial intelligence.(Thinkstock)

Does artificial intelligence have a gender?

New Delhi | By Deborah Richards
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 05:24 PM IST
If AI is a simulation of human intelligence, who does it simulate and does it have a gender? Read on to know does the artificial intelligence have a gender...
Women from diverse faiths look up to the courts to be able to freely exercise their rights. This demand for change is led by women who are religious(Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times)
Women from diverse faiths look up to the courts to be able to freely exercise their rights. This demand for change is led by women who are religious(Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times)

On gender, the Supreme Court should lead. Society will follow

By Zakia Soman
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:17 PM IST
The exercise of a man’s religious freedom cannot result in the violation of a woman’s right to religious freedom

Brunch bookmarks: How to become gender sensitive

Hindustan Times | By Arpita Das
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:20 PM IST
These five books will help understand the scope of genders and their intersections
Facial recognition technology struggles to see beyond gender binary.(Unsplash)
Facial recognition technology struggles to see beyond gender binary.(Unsplash)

Facial recognition technology struggles to see beyond gender binary

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Facial recognition technology is failing to recognise transgender people new research has shown, raising concerns about discrimination as the use of the software becomes increasingly prevalent.
A girl playing with a boy might feel free to be competitive, a trait that is normally associated with boys, while a boy, playing with girls may feel free to be talkative and emotional.(Unsplash)
A girl playing with a boy might feel free to be competitive, a trait that is normally associated with boys, while a boy, playing with girls may feel free to be talkative and emotional.(Unsplash)

Here’s why girl-boy friendships are beneficial

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:15 PM IST
A girl playing with a boy might feel free to be competitive, a trait that is normally associated with boys, while a boy, playing with girls may feel free to be talkative and emotional.
The complainant said that she now wants to conduct gender sensitivity sessions for the city’s police force.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
The complainant said that she now wants to conduct gender sensitivity sessions for the city’s police force.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

Transgender woman molested, told to ‘prove gender’ before filing FIR

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By Megha Sood
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The complainant, who shared her experience on social media, was travelling from Navi Mumbai and got off at Dadar station to board a Goregaon-bound train at 10.30pm.
Young women slept more than young men, and the former also went to sleep earlier.(Unsplash)
Young women slept more than young men, and the former also went to sleep earlier.(Unsplash)

Duration, timing of sleep varies by age, geographical location, gender

Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The need for sleep does not vary greatly between cultures, but differences arise in terms of the time reserved for sleeping. Young women slept more than young men, and the former also went to sleep earlier.
EDS PLS TAKE NOTE OF THIS PTI PICK OF THE DAY:::::::: New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with MoS Anurag Thakur and others outside the North Block ahead of the presentation of Union Budget 2019-20 at Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday, July 05, 2019. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI7_5_2019_000023A)(PTI7_5_2019_000197B)(PTI Photo)
EDS PLS TAKE NOTE OF THIS PTI PICK OF THE DAY:::::::: New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with MoS Anurag Thakur and others outside the North Block ahead of the presentation of Union Budget 2019-20 at Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday, July 05, 2019. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI7_5_2019_000023A)(PTI7_5_2019_000197B)(PTI Photo)

WCD allocation up by 17%, but share of gender spend in total expenditure goes down

New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 05:54 PM IST
A 17% increase in sectoral allocation to the Union women and child development ministry has been offset by a 0.2 percentage point decrease in the share of the Gender Budget Statement in the total budget expenditure.
Many of the “anti-eveteasing’’ squads end up targeting couples in public spaces. This becomes even more dangerous for LGBTQI people.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Many of the “anti-eveteasing’’ squads end up targeting couples in public spaces. This becomes even more dangerous for LGBTQI people.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Cities should be more open and accepting of all genders

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:20 AM IST
Cities have always been spaces for marginalised and disadvantaged groups to claim space and rights.
Among the women who came up trumps are the BJP’s Smriti Irani who did the seemingly impossible and wrested the Gandhi family seat from the party president, Rahul Gandhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Among the women who came up trumps are the BJP’s Smriti Irani who did the seemingly impossible and wrested the Gandhi family seat from the party president, Rahul Gandhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The gender agenda before Parliament

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:49 PM IST
The first thing the Modi government should in the area of gender is to tackle the jobs crisis which has affected women across the board. There is a crisis of jobs all around in India and this is more acute in the case of women who often lack the education and skills to compete
Throughout the #LoSHA and #MeToo conversations, one theme has continually emerged: how often the stories of women get lost in our “general” narrative.(AP)
Throughout the #LoSHA and #MeToo conversations, one theme has continually emerged: how often the stories of women get lost in our “general” narrative.(AP)

Opinion | The parallel reality that half our population faces

By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 07:53 AM IST
When we learn feminism in classrooms and outside, it’s worthwhile to remember that all the theories and reasoning available to us are based upon that standard of objective truth, which continues to be a double standard for women.
Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series ‘Pose,’ had bucked traditional Academy Award attire - fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men.(Billy Porter/Instagram)
Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series ‘Pose,’ had bucked traditional Academy Award attire - fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men.(Billy Porter/Instagram)

‘Both sides of the binary:’ Exhibit explores gender, fashion

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Boston
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The show was inspired, in part, by what’s happening right now in fashion, said Michelle Finamore, a fashion historian and curator.
Mahatma Gandhi understood that undoing years of subversion would not be possible without building women’s self-confidence.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mahatma Gandhi understood that undoing years of subversion would not be possible without building women’s self-confidence.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Fighting for those on margins in both genders

By Rajeev Gowda
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Enacting the Women’s Reservation Bill would be the next step in translating the Mahatma’s vision on gender into reality
A sash has a tendency to reduce everything to a label. Men, and token women, standing in judgment over women’s bodies, and therefore, their beings(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
A sash has a tendency to reduce everything to a label. Men, and token women, standing in judgment over women’s bodies, and therefore, their beings(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Pageants for married women raise difficult questions about gender

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 10:54 PM IST
The most unfortunate part about such pageants is that it takes the original problems about women’s beauty pageants and compounds them with another issue: classifying women into categories based on their marital status
Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) only covers instances of rape of a woman by a man.(File Photo)
Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) only covers instances of rape of a woman by a man.(File Photo)

‘Not the right time to intervene’: SC refuses to hear plea on gender-neutral rape law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:37 AM IST
The sexual assault law, which was amended in 2013, widened the definition of rape but did not make any changes to include men or transgenders as victims under the law.
A woman reacts as she is detained by a police officer during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, in Kochi, October 10(REUTERS)
A woman reacts as she is detained by a police officer during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, in Kochi, October 10(REUTERS)

A devotee’s gender or caste should not stop their entry into the Sabarimala

By Kalpana Kannabiran
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 02:06 PM IST
Dissent by believers has been central to the reform of religious practice and dogma
Caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease.(Unsplash)
Caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease.(Unsplash)

Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Having more caffeine could help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, says this new study.
Sastry uses masks, scarves and elements of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi in his performances. His audiences range from college students to young dance enthusiasts and members of the LGBTQ community.(Josh Talks)
Sastry uses masks, scarves and elements of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi in his performances. His audiences range from college students to young dance enthusiasts and members of the LGBTQ community.(Josh Talks)

Meet the Hyderabad dancer who is unboxing gender, one step at a time

Hindustan Times | By Jayati Bhola
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Patruni Sastry uses elements of classical dance to discuss ideas of sexuality, identity and consent.
Hate comments by female authors on social media are perceived as an act of double deviance and are therefore sanctioned more strictly than such hate comments by men.(Shutterstock)
Hate comments by female authors on social media are perceived as an act of double deviance and are therefore sanctioned more strictly than such hate comments by men.(Shutterstock)

Why women are judged harshly for hate speech on social media

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Women who make comments on social media are judged differently from men who make such comments.
As per the 2011 census, there are 11,374 transgender persons in Assam, but the number is likely much more, say activists.(AFP/Picture for representation)
As per the 2011 census, there are 11,374 transgender persons in Assam, but the number is likely much more, say activists.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Gender, address dilemma for Assam’s third sex in draft NRC

HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 10:59 PM IST
While claims, objections and corrections procedure regarding the final NRC draft, released on July 30, will begin in August, there is no plan in place for transgender persons, whose chosen name and gender remain excluded from the draft.
A study has revealed discriminations faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other persons of non-normative genders and sexualities.(File Photo)
A study has revealed discriminations faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other persons of non-normative genders and sexualities.(File Photo)

Study reveals discrimination of gender, sexual minorities

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Dhamini Ratnam
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 10:37 AM IST
The study was conducted in five areas — health, education, housing, public spaces and political formations—by researchers across the country.
The study showed that women were 2.059 times likelier to show musculoskeletal symptoms than men. (Shutterstock0
The study showed that women were 2.059 times likelier to show musculoskeletal symptoms than men. (Shutterstock0

iPad giving you a pain in the neck? Blame your posture and gender, not screen time

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Is your iPad being a literal pain in the neck? The answer is likely yes, especially if you’re a women, reveals new study.
Gauri Sawant.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)
Gauri Sawant.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)

Motherhood is beyond gender, says Pune’s first transgender mother Gauri Sawant

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Sawant became a mother after adopting 16-year-old Gayatri, who was orphaned in 2001, after her birth mother, a sex worker, died due to HIV.
Uppingham School in the East Midlands region of England already uses gender-neutral terms like pupils rather than girls and boys.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Uppingham School in the East Midlands region of England already uses gender-neutral terms like pupils rather than girls and boys.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UK boarding school says it will allow boys to wear skirts if they want

PTI, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Many leading private schools in the UK have introduced gender-neutral uniforms.
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