This is neither regressive nor progressive –I don’t really care if you call this a sick leave or a menstrual leave. Every human being has the option to avail a leave as their basic human right.
In the name of women empowerment, the police officer went on to tell us to avoid meeting men outside our houses or schools.
The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
We need to teach our girls that their breast size or nipple type does not decide their worth. That they don't have to pass those beauty, breast and nipple tests to know that they are beautiful.
Men's rights activism derail feminist conversations; their sole purpose is to attack feminists rather than talk about genuine issues that men face.
Karan Johar shows that indeed ladka and ladki can be friends, as long as ladki is in mortal danger, ladka has been refused enough times, he understands no means no, and doesn’t have to deal with rejection longer than a few months at a time.
The recent proposed draft Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016, passed by the Health Ministry, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on the 24th of August 2016; and is set to be introduced in the Parliament soon. Within a span of one week the draft bill received a severe backlash, being cited as discriminating and draconian.
Jayalalithaa’s life is testimony to the difficulty that women in politics might face – especially those that do not come from politically established families. Given the patriarchal structure of the family, women are expected to balance a home and work life, something that is difficult in a career in politics.
Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have the freedom to access the internet ‘just like men’, you are just as safe or vulnerable”
Online harassment against women has become as common as street harassment in the offline world.
Until we support each other to reclaim online space and together demand for reforms in the legislations as well as ‘community guidelines’ on various platforms, we cannot be equal on the Internet, and we NEED to be equal online.
For a very long time, I thought that digital security does not concern me because there was hardly anything of relevance from my digital existence that was of any potential significance.
The assertion of Dalit groups by ways of creating new media spaces challenges how mainstream media talks about caste and makes them reflect on their social location and power positions