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India's all-female newspaper.

By Rebecca Traister

Published December 12, 2005 6:00PM (EST)

This weekend, Feministing posted news that India is about to launch its first ever "paper run by women, for women and to women."

According to, "Mahila Paksh" covers issues and subjects from around India "ranging from atrocities on women to their achievements in various fields."

"Our main purpose is to create awareness in the women not about the social issues but awareness for the self. They don't understand themselves and realise their potential. We want them to recognise their potential, caliber and capability. They can take their own independent decisions," Samanvay Kumar, the newspaper's chief editor, told Newindpress.

It sounds like a great idea to us.

Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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