One of the most significant contributions of the Hazari report was the official identification of the ‘business group’ as the basic institutional unit of organisation of Indian monopoly capital. The group in this view consisted of a number of related and unrelated activities controlled by a single central decision-making authority and thereby functioning as a co-ordinated organisation (Hazari 1967).
Sona Mitra writes a short note on labour and gender inequality globally.
As I write this, 7 unruly members of parliament belonging to errant political parties - the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal in particular, have been suspended for their pathetic conduct yesterday in the Rajya Sabha. These legislators were doing their worst to prevent the Women's Reservation Bill, which now enjoys a great degree of majority support in both Houses of the Indian Parliament. This post quickly brings out some facets about the idea of quota-based representation in legislatures all across the world.
Women are increasingly significant as national and international migrants, and it is now evident that the complex relationship between migration and human development operates in gender-differentiated ways. A report by Jayati Ghosh.
Marxist scholar, political activist, theoretician, writer and teacher T K Ramachandran's 1995 article in Social Scientist on the ideological constructs of feminine identity in contemporary Kerala society.
The violent attack on women in a pub in Mangalore needs to be condemned by one and all. Such attacks do not have any place in a civilized democratic society.
Brinda Karat's critique of the World Economic Forum's gender gap index report 2008.
''It's become fashionable to talk about female circumcision but divorced from broader politics. I look at you as a whole. If you support the war in Iraq but you're fighting female circumcision am I supposed to say 'Oh she's a hero, she's a feminist'? But you're supporting the war in Iraq and standing next to Condoleeza Rice! I have to understand your ideology and vision to see if you're really true or if you're just playing the game.''
Feminist author and activist, Nawal El Saadawi, in dialogue with Sara Wajid.
Courtesy: Monthly Review
Some feminists lament the glossy rise of Sarah Palin, others rush with sisterly ostentation to defend her from sexism even as they repudiate her politics. While plenty of typeface has been expended on analysing her obvious and myriad failings as a serious politician, what mainstream feminism and the US women's movement have yet to do is to own her or, rather, to own up to her.
A report on AIDWA's National Convention of Muslim Women held on August 27, 2008 in New Delhi.