When Sexual Assault Happens What Should You Do?

When Sexual Assault Happens What Should You Do?

Rape happens. It happens in “good families.” It happens to women and to men. Rape is non consensual sexual assault. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in seventy one men will be raped at some point in their lives. The...
My #MeToo Story

My #MeToo Story

Over thirty years ago on an afternoon in Chennai, when lizards crawled down pipes and crows danced on coconut trees, the tenant renting the apartment above our home tapped on the grilled door leading into our living room. I walked towards the door wondering if the man...
Not My History?

Not My History?

In the December 22, 1941 issue of Life magazine there is an article titled “How to Tell Japs from the Chinese.” A Chinese public servant and a Japanese warrior are presented to the reader and the racial differences between the two are explicitly highlighted. The...
Be A Man

Be A Man

Males and the power they exercised in the last election cycle continues to be discussed. Male sexual impropriety in the fields of technology, Hollywood and television are hard to miss. Discussions of the actions of men seem to be all around us. Something that rarely...
Do You Work?

Do You Work?

When we meet someone for the first time, after exchanging pleasantries, the next question we usually ask is, “So what you do?” The answer usually is—I am a teacher, doctor, student or accountant. We tend to identify ourselves with our professions so much that we talk...