What Do “White Girl Jobs” Say About Indian Male Attitude Towards Women?

THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE

besharam white women song  In the last 10 years there has been a growing “market” for hiring white, preferably blonde, western women among certain elite circles in India.  These include Bollywood (the film industry), Premiere League Sports, like IPL, and wedding and corporate parties. 

An anonymous British woman recently wrote a column where she talked about her experience of working for what are now called “White Girl Jobs” in India.  Below is an excerpt from her column:

As a Brit living in India I have become accustomed to the attention that my alabaster complexion receives — mostly positive; sometimes not. However, there is a bizarre new trend emerging amongst Delhi’s middle-classes: hiring Western women to work at weddings, parties, club openings and the like. “That sounds a little seedy,” I said to my friend who first told me about the line of work, dubbed simply as ‘White Girl Jobs’. Jobs include anything from…

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Is this the Angle to the Clinton-Lewinsky Saga That Feminists Turned A Blind Eye to?

REVOLUTIONS IN MY SPACE: A BLOG BY RITA BANERJI

I started reading this book at bedtime, and after the first chapter, I couldn’t put it down. I had to stay up and finish it, just to find out if the Clinton-Lewinsky theme that I perceived in the first chapter, played out through the rest of the book. And for me, it did!

This is ‘The Penelopiad,’ one of Atwood’s lesser read books, and in it she retells the story of Homer’s famous epic, ‘The Odyssey.’ It’s a thin book, a fast read, and even if you are not familiar with Homer’s version it’s OK, because Atwood sticks to the original storyline. The story is about Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and his wife Penelope. When Penelope’s beautiful cousin Helen of Troy is abducted, Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war and returns home to Penelope after 20 years, and many adventures. And while he plays…

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