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.
Unit 1 What is Gender, and Why Should We Study It?
1.2 Gender Equality Milestones
1.3 The Context Today
1.4 Further Reading
Unit 2 Socialisation: Making Women, Making Men
2.2 Preparing for Womanhood
2.3 Preparing for Manhood
2.4 First Lessons in Caste
2.5 Different Masculinities
Unit 3 Being Boy
3.2 A Village Boyhood
3.3 School Days
3.4 College Styles
3.5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh
Unit 4 Housework: Invisible Labour
4.1 Do Mothers have Sundays?
4.2 Share the Load
Unit 5 Missing Women: Sex Selection and its Consequences
5.1 Declining Sex Ratio
5.2 Demographic Consequences
Unit 6 Looking at Knowledge through the Lens of Gender
6.1 Point of View
6.2 Inequalities in the Structure of Knowledge
6.3 Across the Academy
6.4 Further Reading
Unit 7 Sexual Harassment: SAY NO!
7.1 Sexual Harassment, Not ‘Eve-Teasing’
7.2 Consent and Relationships
7.3 Coping with Everyday Harassment
7.4 Further Reading
Unit 8 Women’s Work: Its Politics and Economics
8.1 Fact vs. Fiction
8.2 Unrecognised and Unaccounted For
8.3 Wage Differentials between Women and Men
8.4 Women in the Working Environment
Unit 9 Domestic Violence: Speaking Out
9.1 Is Home a ‘Safe’ Place?
9.2 When Women Unite
9.3 Rebuilding Lives
9.4 Further Reading
Unit 10 Whose History? Questions for Historians and Others
10.1 Reclaiming a Past
10.2 Historical and Changeable?
10.3 Sources Historians Use Today
10.4 Further Reading
Unit 11 Gender Spectrum: Beyond the Binary
11.1 Two or Many?
11.2 Gender Discrimination
Unit 12 Thinking about Sexual Violence
12.1 Blaming the Victim
12.2 Masculinity and Sexual Violence
12.3 Further Reading
Unit 13 Becoming Man
13.2 What Do Hairstyles Tell Us?
13.3 A Dangerous Model of Masculinity
13.4 Changing Masculinities in Hindi Cinema
13.5 Imprints of Masculinity
Unit 14 Just Relationships: Being Together as Equals
14.1 Mary Kom and Onler
14.2 Romance in South-Indian Cinema
14.3 Love and Acid Don’t Mix
14.4 Love Letters
14.5 Mothers, Fathers and Family
14.6 Further Reading Unit 15 Our Bodies, Our Health
15.1 Body Parts: What They Are, What They Do . . .
15.2 Making Babies
15.3 Contraceptive for Men
15.4 Contraceptives for Women
15.5 Dangerous Stuff
15.6 Foul Play!