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Women and girls in chains – ban burghas and hijabs!

No society would tolerate a woman with her feet and hands chained as a matter of so-called religious belief and yet too many tolerate not just women but girls, ‘chained’ in hijabs and burghas (chadors)! Chains limit our ability to … Continue reading

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The children of Circe are gathered – India and its women

The plight of women in India has been a topic of conversation around the world following the brutal rape and murder of a young medical student. This is an excerpt from a novel I have written about India, Children of … Continue reading

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The price of a daughter in India

You sold your daughter, tied her sari tight and sent her off, to strangers. The bonds were there before she left you. There for all her new family to see. Not that they looked too closely at her. They were … Continue reading

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They burn women in India

They burn women in India. It doesn’t take long … the flimsy nylon saris are perfect for burning; it’s the dying which takes a long time, but then the dying started a long time ago anyway. On the day of … Continue reading

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