gender roles

motherhood challenges
Motherhood
The Better Soul

Challenging the Assumptions of Motherhood

This post is all about the NOISE….Noise on Motherhood….the never-asked for, the never-encouraging and yet the never-ending NOISE mothers receive on how to be mothers…oops Super-Mothers. Ah! What an irony. And here I was guessing that 9 months of a hormonal-ly challenged pregnancy, 17 hours of labour, unlimited awake hours, sleepless nights of breast-feeding, anytime […]

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Rituals for women at the time of Death, Gender Discrimination
Gender Roles
Superstitions and Rituals
The Better Soul

Death: Mourning Rituals for Women

Leaving aside a few exceptions, resistance towards women participating in last rites of their loved ones is not new (check here, here, here, and here). A justification is thus needed on why women’s participation in the funeral traditions of their family members is frowned upon or is confined? Was the murder of daughter Geeta Verma for performing the last rites of her mother justified?

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