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Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is a psychiatric case study of a woman who has dissociative disorder whereby she "becomes" other women from time-to-time.

Kappela Film Review: Not Just The Villain, The Good Guys Are Bad Too

The 'misogynist but good man as the savior of the naive girl' narrative is repeated in several instances throughout Kappel, among other narratives that make the film anything but feminist.

Netflix’s The Sinner Explains Why We Can’t Demonize Criminals & Wash Hands Of A Crime

The Sinner shows how childhood trauma can affect a person's judgement and make them susceptible to the world that is full of people who take advantage of their vulnerability.

Police And Prison Abolition: Reconceptualising Justice

If an underfunded Indian police force is able to wreak this much havoc on the civilian population, what do we hope to achieve by “appropriately” funding them?

History

Remembering Santosh Nirash: Sikkim’s First Woman Journalist Who Feared Nothing

Santosh Nirash, lovingly known as mata ji, was 92 when she passed away on June 10 this year after a prolonged illness. Her daughter Nita Nirash remembers her as fierce and relentless in everything she did.

The Caging Of Women’s Dissent By Patriarchal Policing In A Hyper-Masculine Regime

What has become evident is the pattern of a muscle-flexing, arm-twisting, whip-cracking police force clamping down on dissent, the right to peacefully protest and the freedom of expression.

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Kappela Film Review: Not Just The Villain, The Good Guys Are Bad Too

The 'misogynist but good man as the savior of the naive girl' narrative is repeated in several instances throughout Kappel, among other narratives that make the film anything but feminist.

पितृसत्ता क्या है? – आइये जाने  

पितृसत्ता एक ऐसी व्यवस्था के रूप में परिभाषित किया जाता है जिसमें पुरुषों का महिलाओं पर वर्चस्व रहता है और वे उनका शोषण और उत्पीड़न करते हैं|

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.

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Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is a psychiatric case study of a woman who has dissociative disorder whereby she "becomes" other women from time-to-time.

How Benevolent Sexism Pitches Women Against Each Other

Benevolent sexism glorifies women’s conformance to patriarchal construction of femininity and eulogizes women for being non-assertive, non-confrontational, non-argumentative, compromising beings

A Marxist-Feminist Reading Of Sexual Division of Labour In Family

The basis for inequality and hierarchy in the family is the production relations and the sexual division of labour practised in the family setting.

Media Watch

Infographic: How To Sensitively Report Suicide

Here’s a guide on how the media can be more sensitive and ethical while reporting suicide and mental health issues.

Of Unethical And Patriarchal Journalism In The Time Of COVID Pandemic

A popular newspaper, in an attempt to run a story on COVID warriors, had tampered with the provided information, to come up with a completely different story.

How The Suicide Of A 14-Year-Old Dalit Girl In Kerala Was Misrepresented In Media

The way we report and talk about suicide is fundamentally wrong. We make it look like a one-time impulse triggered by an isolated incident; we consider it the 'coward’s' way out.

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Why We Need To Rethink Our ‘Criticism’ Of BTS And K-Pop

Their rising fame of BTS has brought with it an alarming amount of scepticism. Some of it stemming from Western audiences unable to understand how music in another language could capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
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