A World of Equals: A Textbook on Gender attempts to sensitise readers to gender and gender-related issues. Using examples from popular literature, films and advertisements, the book raises issues relating to inequalities of race, religious affiliation, class, caste, disability and the sexual spectrum, and stimulates discussions on these subjects.
The book is accompanied by an app that provides links to resources mentioned in the text.
Susie Tharu is a founder-member of Anveshi, Hyderabad.
A. Suneetha is Senior Fellow at Anveshi, Hyderabad.
Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda teaches at The EFL University, Hyderabad and is associated with Anveshi.
AcknowledgementsPublisher’s AcknowledgementsPrefaceUnit 1 What is Gender, and Why Should We Study It?1.1 Introduction 1.2 Gender Equality Milestones1.3 The Context Today1.4 Further ReadingUnit 2 Socialisation: Making Women, Making Men2.1 Introduction2.2 Preparing for Womanhood2.3 Preparing for Manhood2.4 First Lessons in Caste 2.5 Different MasculinitiesUnit 3 Being Boy3.1 Introduction3.2 A Village Boyhood3.3 School Days3.4 College Styles3.5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha TohUnit 4 Housework: Invisible Labour4.1 Do Mothers have Sundays?4.2 Share the LoadUnit 5 Missing Women: Sex Selection and its Consequences5.1 Declining Sex Ratio5.2 Demographic ConsequencesUnit 6 Looking at Knowledge through the Lens of Gender6.1 Point of View6.2 Inequalities in the Structure of Knowledge6.3 Across the Academy6.4 Further ReadingUnit 7 Sexual Harassment: SAY NO!7.1 Sexual Harassment, Not ‘Eve-Teasing’ 7.2 Consent and Relationships7.3 Coping with Everyday Harassment7.4 Further ReadingUnit 8 Women’s Work: Its Politics and Economics8.1 Fact vs. Fiction8.2 Unrecognised and Unaccounted For8.3 Wage Differentials between Women and Men8.4 Women in the Working EnvironmentUnit 9 Domestic Violence: Speaking Out9.1 Is Home a ‘Safe’ Place?9.2 When Women Unite9.3 Rebuilding Lives9.4 Further ReadingUnit 10 Whose History? Questions for Historians and Others10.1 Reclaiming a Past10.2 Historical and Changeable?10.3 Sources Historians Use Today10.4 Further ReadingUnit 11 Gender Spectrum: Beyond the Binary11.1 Two or Many?11.2 Gender Discrimination11.3 Transgenderism11.4 HomosexualityUnit 12 Thinking about Sexual Violence12.1 Blaming the Victim12.2 Masculinity and Sexual Violence12.3 Further Reading
Unit 13 Becoming Man13.1 Introduction13.2 What Do Hairstyles Tell Us?13.3 A Dangerous Model of Masculinity13.4 Changing Masculinities in Hindi Cinema13.5 Imprints of MasculinityUnit 14 Just Relationships: Being Together as Equals14.1 Mary Kom and Onler14.2 Romance in South-Indian Cinema14.3 Love and Acid Don’t Mix14.4 Love Letters14.5 Mothers, Fathers and Family14.6 Further ReadingUnit 15 Our Bodies, Our Health15.1 Body Parts: What They Are, What They Do . . .15.2 Making Babies15.3 Contraceptive for Men15.4 Contraceptives for Women15.5 Dangerous Stuff15.6 Foul Play!Bibliography