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Childfree and Proud pt.2 – By the grace of God

Childfree and Proud pt.2 – By the grace of God

Featured, Feminism, Investigations, Religion, Specials
“God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:28 In the first part of Childfree and Proud,  Kirsty, Rebi and Jena described their experiences when dealing with parents who do understand their desire to never have children and the complicated relationship the community has with traditional media. But this is only scraping the surface.   Kirsty, Jena and Rebi strongly believe that a big part of the social conditioning that pushes women towards motherhood has a lot to do with religion. “All of them”, Kirsty adds.    In Jena’s words: “religion is just a book full of rules on how to live your
The real India: Illiteracy, culture and hope

The real India: Illiteracy, culture and hope

culture, Culture, Feminism, Lifestyle, Travel
What comes to your mind when you think of India? Taj Mahal, and the Himalayas; novels by renowned authors like Chetan Bhagat and home to world’s most beautiful and cultural resorts, perhaps. India, without a doubt, has a beautiful culture and heritage. Different states offer unique and diverse forms of culture like musical heritage, sculpturing, traditional beliefs, dances, food, languages, and festivals. The state of Rajasthan, for example, follows the principle ‘Attithi Devo bhavo’ which means treat your guests as you would treat God. Being ruled by many rulers in the past, each region in Rajasthan has its own folk culture. As a tourist, you will find a variety of food you need to try. The state itself is known for its spices and sweetness. One particular dish called ‘dalbati’
Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
“I have been called a mutant and told that I lack the maternal gene” Jena, 32, lives a pretty normal life and considers her family complete without kids playing around her house. A few years ago, she even paid for her husband’s vasectomy as a gift when they got married and never looked back. Kirsty went through a similar process by getting a sterilisation first and, more recently, a total hysterectomy (a procedure that has the uterus and ovaries removed). For these two women, the word “doubt” never existed in their vocabularies despite being looked down on whenever they expressed their ideas in public.     “You will change your mind when it’s your own” seems to be the most common response women and men tend to get when the kids subject arise in family gathe
Justin Trudeau’s first three years in office: Could his ways benefit The UK?

Justin Trudeau’s first three years in office: Could his ways benefit The UK?

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015, exactly three years ago today. In that time he has accomplished a lot and made various changes; both within the Canadian government and on a nationwide scale. To commemorate the third anniversary of his time in office, here are the top three Trudeau-isms that would have a positive impact on the UK if borrowed by our government: A gender-equal cabinet In a world where politics is dominated by the men, Trudeau famously made sure his cabinet screams equality, because, in his words at the time, “it’s 2015!” The cabinet is exactly 50 percent male and 50 percent female At the Women in the World Summit in New York, Trudeau explained the background to his plan for gender equality in the cabinet: "Before it could
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