Jacindarella: A fairy-tale finish for the poster child of progressive politics

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2020


When did you first hear the name Jacinda Ardern? Do you remember? I do. It was in August 2017. Ms Ardern had become the last-minute choice to lead New Zealand’s Labour Party and made headlines all around the world for complaining about the inherent sexism of being asked whether she might have a baby while … Continue reading “Jacindarella: A fairy-tale finish for the poster child of progressive politics”

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Sexist Politics: The rest of the world is no different from India

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2019 / First Post


  Unlikeable. Unelectable. Those are just two of the adjectives being applied to some of the more prominent of the six female candidates currently campaigning to be the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominee for president of the United States. Statement shoes! When Theresa May became Britain’s second female prime minister in July 2016, the talk was … Continue reading “Sexist Politics: The rest of the world is no different from India”

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Obama’s win revealed America’s racism. Will Hillary’s run show its sexism?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2016


Could Hillary’s run for president change the US in the same that happened with Barack Obama? I mean latent sexism coming to the fore just as Mr Obama’s 2008 election victory exposed America’s latent racism. Everyone read the results of that 2008 election wrong. Everyone thought America was in a post-racial phase, a glorious time … Continue reading “Obama’s win revealed America’s racism. Will Hillary’s run show its sexism?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK