Showing posts from February, 2022

Relationship between Fashion & Feminism

  The struggle to convince society that many of the things women do have economic meaning, has been a long one and even when they have been acknowledged as having some economic value, the social value is still missing. The status accorded to some types of work isn’t always linked to money but on what that work actually is, says Manjima Bhaattacharjya. Treating and viewing the women who perform that work in a not-so-respectful manner. The world of fashion in India shows us the work of models, and the difficulties it entails, to the fundamental question of whether fashion objectifies women or acknowledges their agency.   You could see clearly how time has changed the industry for example the story of Meera in the 1970s, participating in the pageantry was looked upon as taboo, she felt working in the industry pioneering because during that time it was believed that girls from good homes never really went all out like that and did those things. When she won Miss India she was awarded thi

Climate Change: Socio-Economic Impact

When you hear the words climate change what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?  We’re sure the first thing you think about is the weather changing such as ice melting, ocean warming, sea-level rise, etc. We usually identify it as an environmental cause but it is more than that, it is a social crisis and compels us to address issues of inequality on many levels. For instance the differences between wealthy and poor countries; between rich and poor within countries; between men and women, and between generations.  It is always the most vulnerable people that bear the burden of the consequences of climate change while contributing the least to the situation. As the effects of climate change become more severe, millions of vulnerable people face growing challenges in terms of extreme events, health consequences, food security, livelihood security, water security, and cultural identity. Climatic change threatens crops through shifting climate and agricultural zones, causing