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Amla Pisharody

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I spend most of my time trying to smash the patriarchy, keep my privilege (of being a cis-upper middle-class woman) in check, and hoarding books. In my free time, I travel and work in the field of gender research and writing. I believe that equal rights, poetry, and pani puri can change the world.

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Manusmriti

Manusmriti: The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A ‘Good Woman’

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Manusmriti can serve as a guide in patriarchy's long struggle to make women prisoners of historically contrived shackles.
Thathri Kutty: The Woman Who Challenged Brahminism Through Her Sexuality | #IndianWomenInHistory

Thathri Kutty: The Woman Who Challenged Brahminism Through Her Sexuality | #IndianWomenInHistory

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In an era when Namboodiri women weren't allowed to be seen by another man, Thathri Kutty used her sexuality to question the misogynist system.
The 'Aunty' Body And All That Follows

The ‘Aunty’ Body And All That Follows

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In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.