In this edition of the Global Impact newsletter, we look back at Women’s History Month, while the Post’s Women of Our Time conference took place a day before International Women’s Day on March 8.
From Michelle Yeoh winning Best Actress to an Indian film bagging Best Documentary Short, winners of Asian descent made history.
Lunar was at the Women Of Our Time conference this week, where a diverse group of speakers discussed issues related to women in finance, tech and entrepreneurship.
In Iran, India or France, women’s dress should be women’s choice.
Those who support both women wanting to wear the hijab and Iranian women throwing off the garment are accused of doublespeak. But their position is not paradoxical – they simply support women’s right to choose what to wear, without state intervention.
A teenager in Hong Kong recently lodged a complaint with the city’s equality watchdog against a school policy prohibiting male students from having long hair.
Culture is not static. With this understanding, it’s clear how arguments by prison and education authorities that long hair is not masculine work as a form of social control.
Through the lens of courtship and marriage, the show presents a class of Indians who easily straddle East and West, but conflates upper-caste Hindu culture with Indian culture. While laying bare regressive stereotypes, the show also offers space for rebellion.
While Indians are standing up to their democratically elected government’s corruption of their nation’s founding vision, Hongkongers, too, should spell out their moral principles, especially in light of the chauvinism evident in the movement.
Whether used in support of the government or to castigate it, the potent symbol of motherhood has been animating speeches, memes and slogans. The problem is, it plays into China’s reductive narrative of Hong Kong as the prodigal son.