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Rita Banerji's Journal

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Open Letter To President Obama Regarding the I-VAWA

Dear President Obama, Secretary Clinton, the U.S. Congress, and U.S. Citizens … Read More»

When Mothers Kill Their Daughters.

The latest post on gender bytes based on a recent incident in Mumbai where a mother who had twins, a boy and a girl, killed the girl by throwing her out of the hospital window. … Read More»

Safety tips for women traveling alone

Here are 11 Safety Tips for women traveling alone in India or for that matter anywhere in the world. … Read More»

Why the term 'Femicide' puts women in league with bacteria and fungus!

A man left a message at one of my postings on female genocide in India. He said, “The word ‘genocide’ doesn’t apply here; it only cheapens the word.” … Read More»

The Pink Panties Movement and the Indian Women's Sexual Revolution

The cultural boundaries imposed on the sexual freedom and sexual expressions of women, have been an effective means of the subjugation of women in societies all over the world. … Read More»

Female Infanticide in India: Baby Karishma's Story

One of the issues that The 50 Million Missing Campaign I administer to deals with is female infanticide in India. … Read More»

My Feminist Badge

Today when many of my own generation shy away from calling themselves a feminist -- I always very proudly tell people -- YES, I AM A FEMINIST. And why am I a feminist? … Read More»

The Secret Language of Chinese Women

When I was a student, I remember reading about a secret language known only to Chinese women. … Read More»

Female Genocide in India

For many this is unbelievable. The Nazi's eliminated about 6 million Jews. But in India, in about three generations, more than 50 Million Women have been eliminated from India's population. … Read More»


A nomad -- I've never had a home! I always tell people -- 20 towns and cities, 2 continents, 44 postal addresses, and I have never returned to live in a house! … Read More»

When Is A Genital Nick OK?

When I heard the recent May announcement by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), to take a neutral stand on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and allow doctors to do a genital “nick” on little … Read More»

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