Keilyn Howard

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The Glorious Highs and Dismal Lows of Life Without My Bipolar Meds

A manic episode is like a frenzied bukakke party in my head, and I'm all the participants at once.<p>When I was five years old, my dad gave me a VHS copy of <i>Robin Williams: Live at the Met!</i> "I think you'll like this," he told me. "It's the guy from <i>Aladdin</i>." I did like it. I would sit for hours on end …

Is Seattle's Socialist City Council Member Going to Show Us How to Ditch the Two-Party System?

Kshama Sawant is going to try, at least.<p><i>Kshama Sawant rallying her Red Army in Seattle last month. Photo via Flickr user Shannon Kringen</i><p>Good news, comrades: Socialism is in vogue again. Since the financial crisis exposed our national economy as little more than one very large shell corporation, …

Middle-class

Purge the New York Times Op-ed Page

When I first stumbled on the New York Timesop-ed page as a teenager, I couldn’t believe what I had been missing: Every day, at the back of the A section, the world’s brightest minds advanced heady arguments. Up until then, I thought ideas lived in books, while reporting (and box scores) went in the …

Journalism

Having a disability means I'm a victim of segregation, even if nobody recognises it

As a wheelchair-user I am being segregated from able-bodied people simply because my disabled body cannot move 'normally'. By making places …

Are our brains really 'wired' pink or blue? The (junk) science of gender stereotypes

The sadness is, the museum was actually trying to be right-on. The quiz is part of its Who am I? exhibition, which examines issues of gender and – oh …

The task of reaching equality should not lie on the backs of the oppressed

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>I grew up in rural New Brunswick. My family was the only black family in the area. My sisters and I were the first and only black children in our schools.<p>In one sense, …

The Dowry System | Chances

The tradition of the dowry<p>The origins of the dowry system in India have been greatly debated. One theory is that historically parents of the bride …

India

One Indian woman killed every hour over dowry

One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes, women's rights activists have said.<p>The National Crime Records Bureau said that 8,233 women were killed across India last year because of disputes over dowry payments given by the bride's family to the groom or his family at the …

How The US Can Help Stop Violence Against Women In India

It is 2013, and yet the status of women around the world remains critical. At every stage of life, females are still at risk in places like Afghanistan and India, both of which were named among the “world’s most dangerous countries in which to be born a woman.”<p>It is not just lack of medical care …

Safer Cities: India's Women and Girls Can't Wait

On any given day, I am constantly moving in and out of public spaces. During my morning commute, I park in the public garage, duck into a convenience store and then pick up a coffee before heading into the office. For women living in cities like Washington, D.C., our daily routine requires …

Sexual Harassment

A Flux Of Pink Indians

The Bundelkhand is one of the poorest parts of the Uttar Pradesh region of northern India. It's also one of the most populated areas of an already hugely overpopulated country.<p>TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SANJIT DAS<p>The Bundelkhand is one of the poorest parts of the Uttar Pradesh region of northern India. …

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Delhi

How India's ban on rape film backfired

<b>Why did the Indian government ban the BBC rape documentary?</b><p>That's a question India's leaders must be asking themselves a week on from the ban.<p>If the idea was to stop people talking about the film, it has backfired in a big way.<p>India's Daughter has been front page news here in India every day since …

India

Documentary about New Delhi gang rape deserves to be shown in India

A searing new documentary about a gang rape in New Delhi has been banned by India's government. But even though efforts to suppress the film are obviously misguided, it's much too simplistic to conclude that India is unable to have a frank discussion about gender-based violence. Indeed, the furious …

India

Women in India agitate for their right to pee

When you spot images of gods or deities on store shutters or the walls of people’s houses in India, it’s usually not because the owners are pious. The pictures are probably there to dissuade men from peeing.<p>But, apparently, many men don't mind peeing in front of the divine. You’ll see the backs of …

Watch two Indian women rapping about rape

People protesting against rape is far from over – in fact it’s only really just begun. The most recent brave and hard-hitting twosome to take on the topic aren't scared to tell the internet what they think. “I’ll wear what I want even if it’s mini; it’s only a dress, don’t for a second think it’s a …

Women's News (India)