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Artwork: Erasure And Silencing In The Abortion Rights Discourse

Artwork: Erasure And Silencing In The Abortion Rights Discourse

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The Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion has been celebrated annually on 28 September since 1990 and calls for abortion rights globally.
Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Politics Of Writing About Love

Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Politics Of Writing About Love

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Americanah is driven by character rather than plot. Ifemelu is a Nigerian who emigrates to the United States to complete her college education. She goes on a journey to discover her individuality in a new culture, struggles to establish herself financially, and strives to make sense of her new found racial identity through a blog.
Film Review: Parched, Of Women Thirsting For More

Film Review: Parched, Of Women Thirsting For More

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Parched is a story of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki set in a patriarchal village of Rajasthan, who unapologetically talk about love, men, sex and their lives.
“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

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Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.
A Feminist Reading Of 'Pink'

A Feminist Reading Of ‘Pink’

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Pink, however not flawless, is an important film, not only because it deals with an important issue of victim-blaming, but is also somewhere breaks conventions and reinforcements of mainstream cinema in a lot of ways.
Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

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How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?
Voice [Poem]

Voice [Poem]

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Obeying on auto-pilot. Her voice is just one more thing She signed over.
Baar Baar Dekho Gets Added To The List Of Ever-So Annoying Bollywood Films

Baar Baar Dekho Gets Added To The List Of Ever-So Annoying Bollywood Films

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'Baar Baar Dekho' gets added to the list of ever-so annoying Bollywood movies, taking pride in duplicating stereotypes and worsening the case for a gender-just world.
Book Review: 'The Creation Of Patriarchy' By Historian Gerda Lerner

Book Review: ‘The Creation Of Patriarchy’ By Historian Gerda Lerner

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"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

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The Auratnaak comedy show attempted to explore the phenomena associated with patriarchy in the Pakistani society on a grass-root level.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.