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| February 13, 2015
Woman's feet under a rumpled sheet on a stretcher in an emergency department.
| February 8, 2015
| February 5, 2015

Rape & Redemption: The Changing Landscape of Gendered Discourses in Contemporary India

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 5:30pm


Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
49° 17' 2.994" N, 123° 6' 43.5204" W

Over the past few decades the ugly spectre of public sexual violence has become the daily staple of news featuring the Indian subcontinent. Following the horrific beating and sexual assault of a 23 year old medical student in New Delhi in the winter of 2012, numerous reports of similar incidents in other parts of India, involving women of all ages and backgrounds, including female tourists , birthed the notion of a 'rape culture' as endemic to contemporary India. Most recently, global outcry following the sexual assault of a student of Kolkata's reputed Jadavpur University added a fresh charge to debates on rape and the persistent failure of the Indian state to protect women.

| January 8, 2015
| December 26, 2014
Photo: Joe Gratz/flickr
| November 18, 2014
| November 14, 2014

Girls Rock Camp: Chords of confidence and co-operation

Photo: Carmen Leah

I was privileged over the summer to be allowed to drop in on Toronto's Girls Rock Camp, hopscotching from room to room as various groups were working out songs. It was a marvel to witness girls teaming up musically:

"Well I think it might work better in F-sharp."

"You think so? Let's try it." (they jam)

"Or maybe we can try this chord?"  (audio sample)

"Oh that works better!"


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