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Girls Gotta Know India is an information initiative started by Talish Ray, a Delhi based lawyer.
As a woman I know for a fact that information resources come with bias which favour structural inequality and those shape our opinions for a long time to come.
It became even more alarming when my five-year-old daughter suddenly wanted a kitchen set and declared that all girls must love to cook. It broke my heart.
She picked this up in a playground near our home and I remember weeping about all the social burden of stereotypes she would have to carry to be a ‘perfect lady’ .
We grow up with it and its all pervasive attitude. Information available is also reflective of such stereotypes. Thus you have advertisements where women are always in the kitchen or washing clothes.