The #MeToo movement is about empowerment. But the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial reveals its faultlines.
If Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage, then, having been born and educated in the city—Rembrandt is undoubtedly its most famous bequest to the world of art.
A short film that chronicles Calcutta’s rapid transformation into a megalopolis after colonisation, through the unique lens of sex work
Until recently, Nari Adalats across rural belts in Uttar Pradesh offered women suffering from domestic abuse a support system. Then the government folded up the programme.
The recent split verdict from a division bench of the Delhi high court has once again brought to light an age-old debate in India with regard to the role of consent and the recognition of the agency of women in marriage. It throws open a bigger question—does allowing for marital rape actually protect the institution of marriage or does it harm it?
With Khabar Lahariya’s embedded, invested local understanding of crisscrossing relationships, or those that sour and sweeten over time, holding an absolute version of the truth became too heavy a responsibility to carry
A poem by Durga Prasad Panda
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case and its verdict have been publicly presented as a resounding victory for Depp and confirmation of his 'objective' truth. In the process, the complex role of power in the legal process has largely been overlooked.
#MeToo is a movement that dared to collectivize suffering, empathy, and perhaps hope. The celebrity trial in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case might have jeopardised the #MeToo movement but it is important to once again collectivise and rise.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur talks to Outlook’s Ashutosh Bhardwaj on several issues ranging from the Khalistan challenge in Himachal, Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Gyanvapi to student politics of the state. Edited excerpts:
Can free speech have any redline? Are taunts at the Prophet of Islam deliberately aimed to provoke reaction? These are vexing questions the world has been trying to come to terms with, in the age of globalisation.
Across states where insurgencies are rife, women are among the worst victims during security operations as justice elude the victims and errant security personnel are protected by the political machinery to save the government from embarrassment.
How does an 18-year-old speak up in 2005 about a man who claims to be best friends with the state’s CM? An attempt to bring a perpetrator named in the #MeToo movement to book resulted in fingers being pointed at the victim
Protest and consent are two sides of a coin and in the absence of one, the other becomes a choice, albeit in the garb of coercion. For the LGBTQAI+ community then, is the ‘right to consent’ invariably denied?
The effect of the #MeToo movement can be seen percolating into India’s vast rural hinterlands. But a lot still remains to be done.
The progress is slow, the resistance to recognition and redress of sexual harassment in the workplace is high, but across India, the tide might just be turning
As most of the aggressors named and shamed in #MeToo remain unscathed, the women’s battles are far from over even though the social media-generated movement created unprecedented solidarity among women against their sexual predators.
As the Johnny Depp judgment opens a can of worms, legal experts in India say sexual harassment of women is deep-rooted and can’t be eradicated only through the legal route