Ranjani K.Murthy's Blog – May 2016 Archive (1)

Beauty Parlours: Gender blind, gender ameliorative or gender-transformative?

Coming from India, when asked to evaluate livelihood activities I used to wonder why development agencies introduced beauty parlours.  After all, do not they not promote stereotypes that women should be 'beautiful' in the eyes of men. I used to ask agencies why do not you promote non traditional activities for women like driving, two wheeler mechanic, masonry etc.

The women who run these parlours explained to me

"Madam I get good income, more than by working in a super…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on May 2, 2016 at 11:12 — 5 Comments

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