What End of Lockdown Means for Women

As India and many other countries gradually lift or relax lockdown conditions in their towns and villages, no one would welcome this more than the women who suffer domestic violence and abuse in their homes. They will finally have a chance to breathe free. At least for most of the working hours that they or… Continue reading What End of Lockdown Means for Women

Perpetually Locked-down Women

As a sort of post script to my blog post of yesterday on women in crisis all over the world - through Covid and beyond - I thought I'd share a little poem that I wrote. It is about women who live their lives under a kind of perpetual lockdown, Covid has merely cast a… Continue reading Perpetually Locked-down Women

Women in Crisis: Covid and Beyond

It turns out that the Covid-19 pandemic is a good time as any to discuss gender bias and discrimination against women. Not because more women are at risk from Covid-19; on the contrary, the virus seems to attack more men than women. Not because more women are employed in the healthcare sector that is at… Continue reading Women in Crisis: Covid and Beyond

When Lady Courage Wields Her Pen

Let me start by confessing that I am embarrassed that it has taken me a year to read the books that I had bought last year, and write about them. There has just been so much to read through the year, that I kept putting off reading the books that I had bought at last… Continue reading When Lady Courage Wields Her Pen