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Book recommendations on ‘Feminism’.

Many books have been written on the concept of feminism. In fact, many debates have been fought regarding its meaning. So, today we shall have a glimpse of the books which one should read to know the meaning of feminism.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is a book written by a Nigerian-born woman. Basically, this book is in the form of a personal essay and talks about the importance of feminism in the twenty-first century. At the same time, in this book, Adichie stresses the point that “feminist" is not an insult, but rather a label that should be proudly embraced by all.

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Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

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Indian author and feminist, Kamla Bhasin passed away at the agr of 74.

Renowned feminist activist, author, and a face of the women's rights movement in India, Kamla Bhasin, passed away today morning at the age of 74.

The news of the same was shared by activist Kavita Srivastava on Twitter. The tweet said, "Kamla Bhasin, our dear friend, passed away around 3am today 25th Sept. This is a big setback for the women's movement in India and the South Asian region. She celebrated life whatever the adversity. Kamla you will always live in our hearts. In Sisterhood, which is in deep grief."

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The corset was thought to be an excellent tool for making women look more slender and curvy. Wikimedia Commons

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Corsets have existed for a very long time. It first originated in Italy and was brought to France in the 16th century by Catherine de Medici, King Henry II’s wife. She was a tyrant who forbade women with wide waists from entering court. This prompted rich women to wear their corsets in general.The corset was thought to be an excellent tool for making women look more slender and curvy.

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