Thursday, July 2, 2020
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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?

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?

A Western Feminist History Of Oral Contraception

In its own way, the Pill led to a revolutionised conscience, compelling women to question the previously passive role they were attributed in their own healthcare. For most women, the Pill stands as proof that the Personal is really Political.

Raw And Relatable: 5 Female Characters Who Transformed Cinema

When I say ‘female characters transformed cinema’, I mean that they leaped from their expected roles to the central narrative and talked about much greater issues.

Feminist Decoding Of Kamasutra: A History Of Socio-Sexual Subjugation

while the Kamasutra tries to legitimise and establish the hegemony of one form of desire, i.e. heterosexual relations between upper-class men and all women, we see an acknowledgment of non-conforming relationships.

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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.

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Feminist Decoding Of Kamasutra: A History Of Socio-Sexual Subjugation

while the Kamasutra tries to legitimise and establish the hegemony of one form of desire, i.e. heterosexual relations between upper-class men and all women, we see an acknowledgment of non-conforming relationships.

Can’t Stop Scrolling, Tapping Or Binge-Watching? Pay Attention!

If you feel like there are more things on the internet than ever, competing for your attention, then allow me to tell you something - you’re not alone.

पितृसत्ता क्या है? – आइये जाने  

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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.

#NotAllMen, ‘Woman Card’, Feminazi – How Social Media Dismisses Feminism

From fake profiles, rampant trolling to deep-fakes and doxxing, there is a lot to the ugly side of social media that the feminist movement witnesses day in and out.

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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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.

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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