Sunday, October 20, 2019

Campaigns

#JustNotInterested is a campaign run by FII and Tinder, that aims to explore the understanding of consent, disinterest and expectations in human relationships.

Health Over Stigma is a campaign led by young, unmarried women in to dismantle the stigma surrounding sexual health of unmarried women.

#AbortionMeraHaq, translating to ‘abortion is my right’, is a campaign demanding safe, legal and affordable abortions for all that require it, because safe abortions save lives.

Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Gender performativity, gender fluidity, social construction of gender versus biological sex and androgynous reality of the natural state are some of the key themes explored by Virginia Woolf in the novel Orlando through our eponymous protagonist.

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Woman who dissent never die. Their pride and principles stay alive to remind us to discover our own and Woman at Point Zero is one such echo.

7 Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

Here, is a list of such books, greatly admired, all because they pull us up in life, and make us more aware, less arrogant, fostering our growth and teaching us something about being nice; all this while supporting us when we needed them, just like positive friendships.

History

Maharani Gayatri Devi: Woman Who Lived Life On Her Own Terms | #IndianWomenInHistory

After independence of India, Gayatri Devi contested Indian Parliamentary elections in 1962 and won with record breaking 192,909 votes creating a record.

Begum Qudsia Zaidi: The Woman Who Founded Hindustani Theatre |#IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Zaidi was a playwright, author and a social worker. She has written numerous books for children and adults alike.

Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan history documents that young girls were taken under the tutelage of eminent classical musicians, dancers and poets in the Mughal period, a time when art and culture received much attention and aesthetics flourished like never before.

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WHAT'S TRENDING ON FII?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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

Problems With The I-Pill And Lack Of Awareness About Contraception

The I-Pill increases the likelihood of unprotected sex among couples. For women who are not in monogamous sexual relations, it gives them a false sense of security.

Feminism 101

Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

The concept of gendered etiquette not only creates a gap between gender and defining gender roles, but also maintains the gap between social classes.

Passing The Mic: Why Representation In Panel Discussion Matters

Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi found itself on the receiving end of criticism when it’s Women Empowerment Cell announced that the day 1 of their Women Conclave ‘19 would consist entirely of men in the panel discussion.

“Hustle Hard Girl!”— Does Productivity Only Entail The Big Capitalist Dream?

In the midst of a global hysteria, there is an invariable concomitance that is established between productivity (understood conventionally as economic efficiency) and self-worth.

Media Watch

The Rise of Fake News And What It Means Today

Can one say that once the elections are over, we will have to spend less time trying to distinguish between real and fake news?

Panels, Politics, and Penn (Women) In The Land Of Tamil Nadu

Let's take a look at the toxic masclinity that has come to define Tamil Nadu news and politics greatly suffers from the lack of women representation.

The Farrago Of Biased And Fake News: Media’s Role Before Lok Sabha Elections

The situation is so bad that foreign news channels like the BBC has planned to provide a special coverage relevant to India, putting forward their solutions to the fake news crisis.

Most Popular Stories On FII

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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

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.

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.