India

Just Walk: An Excerpt From The Buddha Sat Right Here

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Here I have one task — walk. No schedules to keep. No to-do list. Nobody paging me or pulling at my attention.

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How Long Does Sex Last? Not Long Enough (Says A New Survey)

How long does sex last? Inquiring minds want to know!

How long does sex last? This new (barely scientific) study of 3,836 people actually shows that men and women aren’t far off in their expectations.

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What It's Really Like To Travel As A Rape Survivor

Yes, women do face more dangers than men when we travel. But we also gain more strength from each journey into the unknown.

I rarely have dreams about being raped anymore, that is until I announced on Facebook that I was going to India. Immediately, my inbox and my phone filled with stories about rape in India.

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Thoughts On Air India Launching Women-Only Section 

After my brief moment of relief about Air India, I started to get angry.

When I heard that Air India had created a women-only section on its domestic flights last week, I breathed a sigh of temporary relief. Every country has a social problem (or many) that come up again and again, defying attempts to get them under control and exposing deep-seated cultural beliefs that are often unpleasant and vexing. America has gun violence (for one), China has pollution, and India has violence against women.

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How Waking Up Next To My New Girlfriend Covered In Sh*t Changed Me

My sickness bought us closer and helped me embrace my new, totally unexpected relationship. Image: Abby Dawson.

[CN: emetophobia] I look up at Hannah with bulging eyes and my hands covering my mouth. We have a bit of a shituation. “Han, I am so sorry."

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Natalie Aceves: Dance Student 

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India's Daughter: A Documentary On Rape Brews A Nationwide Storm

Excerpts from the film has created an earthquake of public reaction, splitting India into two sides on sexual violence.

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Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Compulsive Confessor, Author

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South Asia's Fatherhood Revolution—And What It Means For Girls

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A handful of fathers in countries with long sexist histories are slowly but surely walking the walk of empowering their daughters.

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11 Women Dead From Botched Sterilization Surgeries In India

In 2012 alone, 4.6 million women underwent sterilization surgery, fueled by government quotas and financial incentives for doctors.

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