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Despite the street protests over attacks on women in India in recent years, issues of violence, gender and women's representation have been largely lost in the election campaign, argues Swati Parashar.
The violent masculinity and lack of civility in this campaign have shattered any illusions of a changing public discourse about women's rights in India, says Swati Parashar.
Dr Swati Parashar reviews the recent Indian elections and gives her thoughts on how issues of gender equality were handled.
How voters respond to the spoken, and unspoken, language of masculinity permeating the Indonesian campaign will provide a telling glimpse into the national mindset, argues Hani Yulindrasari.
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Date created: 7 May 2014
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