Author: aashnamalpani

INDIA: INDIA HATES WOMEN (EVEN MORE) WHEN THEY’RE WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX

AASHNA MALPANI WRITES – Stories of harassment and violence in India made headlines all over the world again when a Swiss couple was brutally assaulted by a group of five young men at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra late last month. Marie Droz and Quentin Jérémy Clerc, both 24, decided on taking a break from the tourist trail and explore some of the historic and hidden gems around the area which had once been a revered capital under the Mughals. Trailing innocently along railway tracks, the couple found themselves in an open meadow where they were confronted by a few...

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JAPAN: IVANKA TRUMP AND SHINZO ABE AND THE LAND OF THE RISING BALONEY!

AASHNA MALPANI WRITES – Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, invited Ivanka Trump to speak about female empowerment at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo recently. Ivanka Trump, daughter of current U.S. President Donald Trump– a man infamous for repeated offenses and disrespectful comments against women – spoke about the need to “empower women who live in countries that prevent them from leading.” She even made it a point to single out the “womenomics” initiative as well as the paid-leave family policy, championing Minister Abe on his efforts to propel women into the workplace. Although the Trump father-daughter duo’s...

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INDIA: HOW TO DIVORCE IN UNDER 3 SECONDS – THE TRIPLE TALAQ LAW

AASHNA MALPANI WRITES – Muslim women in India took the lead in changing the tone of the narrative from being a victim to an activist. The women united against the disputed practice of “triple talaq”—an Islamic law that allows men to split from their wives by saying the Arabic word for divorce, “talaq,” three times. The Indian Supreme Court finally took the fate of this controversial law into its own hands, deeming it unconstitutional on August 22nd of this year. A five-chair panel examined the situation, and the ruling passed three to two. With more and more Indians wanting...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

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