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Her-sutism

Her-sutism: One Woman’s Comic Panel Normalizing PCOD

A. P. Payal started "Her-sutism" - a 34-panel comic to bust myths surrounding Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.
Begum Jaan Review

Both Rajkahini And Begum Jaan Tell Us That Women’s Honour Is More Important Than...

Begum Jaan reinstates the fact that women are objects of desire and also commodities which can be utilised in accordance to the kind of need that arises, whether it's for entertainment, or sexual desire, or for independence and nationalistic honour.
Unsolicited Advice: Boy Child

10 Pieces Of Unsolicited Advice That Help Make You A Better Woman

People are great at unsolicited advice. Unlike common sense, it comes naturally to everyone. Here are 10 pieces of advice women have received.
Dalit women writers

Six Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
स्त्री के मायनों की एक तलाश बेगम जान

स्त्री के मायनों की एक तलाश ‘बेगम जान’

बेगम जान राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता निर्देशक श्रीजीत मुखर्जी की बांग्ला फिल्म 'राजकहिनी' का हिंदी रीमेक है। आज़ादी से पहले की यह एक ऐसी कहानी है जो आज तक अनकही थी|
#ThatsHarassment

Why You Should Be Watching #ThatsHarassment – The Video Series On Sexual Harassment

#ThatsHarassment is a series of 6 short films talking about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in everyday life – and they're brilliant.
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

A Reading Of Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri: A Seminal Text On Caste

Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Female Directors in South Asia

These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors?
Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism? | Feminism in India

5 Ways Feminism Changed My Life For The Better

Feminism turned my life around. Viewing the world with a feminist lens changed the way I perceive it and it has made me wiser than ever.

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Her-sutism

Her-sutism: One Woman’s Comic Panel Normalizing PCOD

A. P. Payal started "Her-sutism" - a 34-panel comic to bust myths surrounding Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
hijab

The Hijab Unveiled: Three Theological Reasons That Led Me To Abandoning The Hijab

My faith in Allah led me to search for the truth behind the hijab. Here are three reasons why its customarily worn by many Muslim women.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.