women

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Clothes Factories Have Been Busted Giving Employees Illegal 'Painkillers' That Are Messing With Their Periods

To ensure max productivity, the unmarked pills are given under strict supervision and often lead to side-effects like depression, UTIs and miscarriages.
Shamani Joshi
6.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Mob of 500 Men Tried to Force a Dance Group to Strip at a Festival in India

Five of the accused have been caught by the police, who are still looking for the absconding organisers.
Shamani Joshi
6.11.19
#metoo

#MeToo Has Shaken Up Men’s Rights Activism in India, and The Result is #MenToo

“To be born a man in India is a crime. And to marry an Indian girl is a heinous crime. And this is because of anti-men’s laws in the name of laws to protect women.”
Pallavi Pundir
6.7.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

#KuToo Is The Japanese Movement Against Wearing High Heels

Referencing #MeToo, this women's movement combines the Japanese words for shoes (kutsu) and pain (kutsuu).
Shamani Joshi
Edoardo Liotta
6.4.19
Religion

In Southern India, Women Are Being Sexually Exploited in the Name of God

The Devadasi practice that makes women ‘wives of god’ might have been banned, but women are still finding themselves stuck in the inhuman tradition.
Archana Nathan
5.30.19
feminism

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Indian Festival Is a Fuck-You to All Those Who Think Menstruating Is Still a Taboo

Women in India and Nepal will be protesting and playing games to shatter the prejudice against periods.
Shamani Joshi
5.16.19
Sex

Why Matriarchy Means Better Sex and a Better Society

It's time that women ran the world.
Dr. Kate Lister
5.13.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

Muslim Women in Sri Lanka Are Pissed About the Post-Bombing Burqa Ban

“Some people have been wearing the niqab for over 30 years and it is a very big part of their identity. Are they not citizens of this country? What about their rights?”
Cassendra Doole
5.6.19
VICE Votes

'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
Archana Nathan
4.23.19
body

Women With These Uterus Problems Often Don't Find Out Until They Get Pregnant

It can take miscarriages or preterm labor for people to learn there's even an issue with the organ.
Deana Morton
4.20.19
Menstruation

This Is How One Country Gave Free Menstrual Products to All Its Students

The Scottish government allocated £9.2 million to offer free sanitary products in schools and convinced other places in the UK to follow suit.
Siobhan Ball
4.18.19
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