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    …AROUND HERE lately. It’s not because we’ve run out of steam after the initial burst of energy but because we’ve been tweaking things a bit.

    Firstly, we’ve picked a new template that presents the different sections a little better. We’ve added some new sections — an RSS feed of women-related news at India Together, a section called Feminist Reading that links to to our account at Library Thing, and a Resources section.

    We’ve added easy links to bookmarking sites like Digg, Del.icio.ous, Technorati and Stumble Upon below each post so if you find a post useful, enlightening or thought-provoking, please consider pointing other people to it.

    We’re also now accepting new regular members as well as guest contributors.

    To be a regular member, you must be under 40, currently residing in India and willing to write on a regular basis. Region, religion, nationality, gender, caste and sexuality no bar. Write to us with a statement of interest and brief bio if you’re interested and we’ll get back to you.

    If you can’t contribute regularly and / or don’t fit the above criteria but feel that you have things to say that are pertinent to young women in India, please consider being a guest contributor. Submit your post along with a brief bio via email and it will be published if it’s both readable and relevant.

    Meanwhile, keep reading and commenting. In spirit!

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    1. Thought you might find this interesting:

      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2008/08/miniskirts-and.html

      Mexican university bans miniskirts, says sexy coeds ‘provoke’ rape

      Miniskirt_2A Mexican university has banned miniskirts and other “provocative clothing” in an effort to stop “provoking” violent attacks against women.

      Héctor Melesio Cuen Ojeda, rector of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, said that minskirts worn by many of the pupils are an invitation for attacks both inside and outside the university, according to El Universal.

      He advised the women among the university’s 46,000 pupils to lower their skirts to knee-level.

      The Mexican Catholic church has asked women not to wear “provocative clothing” or to get into “spicy” conversations or jokes with men, in order to avoid sexual assault.

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