Amid Covid-19, India’s Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.

From Catsuits To Captains – The Evolution Of Women In ‘Superhero’ Films

The world of superheroes has always been unfair to women, just like ours. For ages, the protagonists have only been men. Women exist completely in their context.

Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

While we celebrate the complex gender narrative that runs through a show like Pushpavalli, we need to acknowledge that it fails in demonstrating intersectionality.

Book Review: Geisha Of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

I highly recommend Geisha of Gion to anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of what being the foremost geiko in the most popular geisha district of Japan was like in the 1970s.

Film Review: Sitara Highlights The Dreams That Will Not Take Flight

Set in the streets of Lahore, Sitara is a story about Pari, a fourteen-year-old girl. Released on Netflix this International Women's Day, the short 15-minute film puts forth the grave issue of child marriage .

History

R. Kalyanamma: Karnataka’s Pioneer Journalist Who Wrote On Women’s Issues |#IndianWomenInHistory

R. Kalyanamma, a pioneer writer and journalist from Karnataka, wrote in an era where women's voices were policed, and often, silenced.

Hajrah Begum: The Communist Leader We All Should Know About | #IndianWomenInHistory

Hajrah Begum, an independent Muslim woman, worked for the nationalist movement and later spear-headed the cause of communism in India.

Rani Mangammal: The Fierce Queen of Madurai | #IndianWomenInHistory

No history of Madurai is complete without highlighting the trials and tribulations of Rani Mangammal, a woman of tact and political skill.

Covid-19: What Happens To An Already Hard Hit Economy Like India?

Investment on and monitoring of health care facilities as well as funding the manual and agrarian base of the country should have been the initiative of the government on which the economy of the country is dependent to a larger extent.

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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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It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.

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The Glass Escalator: Do Men Employed In Female Dominated Jobs Get Promoted Faster?

There is no denying that a Glass Escalator does exist, but one must be cognisant of the fact that exclusion and marginalisation of those oppressed by caste, sexuality, race and class fortifies it.

Anarcha Feminism: The Beginning Of The End Of All Forms Of Oppression

Anarcha feminism provides us with a means to address all forms of oppression and to act in solidarity with the oppressed, avoiding a reductionist understanding of power.

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Can a woman really, given what she knows, enter a relationship of trust, adulation and love with a man? Can she really be a heterosexual feminist?

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Where do we draw the line between safety, the right to privacy and being snooped on by a surveillance state?

PM Modi Is Giving Up His Social Media To Women, And We Have Some Suggestions!

Sir, if you really want to empower women, go to Shaheen Bagh and have a conversation. They wait for you in peace.

Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.

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