Author Archives: Shweta Krishnan

About Shweta Krishnan

Shweta Krishnan was the Communication and Networking Officer For the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership between June 2012 and March 2014. She is a feminist writer with a background in medicine, and has a strong commitment to promoting sexual and reproductive rights for all.

Why Language Matters!

“Violent.” “Sickening.” “Disgusting.” “Inhuman.” These are all words regularly used by prominent media sources to stigmatize and mislead on the reality of abortion. Such words are often used to smear and shame women who exercise the right to an abortion. … Continue reading

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Debunking Abortion Myths About Mothers For Mother’s Day

There are several myths about abortions, and some of them involve mothers. You must be a bad mother if you have had an abortion. Mothers do not need abortions; they are meant for another kind of woman. If you have had … Continue reading

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Defiance Counts: Lessons From Literature

When George Orwell penned his famous dystopia 1984, his invisible character Big Brother not only became one of literature’s most feared villains, but also a symbol of autocracy and dictatorship. What is most frightening about Orwell’s novel is the reader … Continue reading

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No TED Talks On Abortion Yet

Recently writer and American prochoice activist Jessica Valenti asked TED talks why they have not featured a talk on abortion. This is what they said in response: A little patronizing perhaps? I thought so. The organized anti-choice action against abortion … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising: Whose Dance Is This?

The One Billion Rising Campaign was observed for the second time today. Launched on Feb 14, 2013, it is a global campaign that hopes to increase awareness about violence against women, by inspiring people to take a break from their … Continue reading

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