Rape Threats At 16: Social Media And Online Violence As A Young Girl | #DigitalHifazat

Rape Threats At 16: Online Violence As A Young Girl | #DigitalHifazat

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Like the fate of every legitimate issue that a woman faces, online violence too was normalised; ignoring it was what was expected out of me.
Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

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If the word Purdah evokes in your minds, an image of fully clad women chained in the four walls under the Taliban regime, Iran or Saudi Arabia, then you are gravely wrong.
The Perils Of Public Masturbation

The Perils Of Public Masturbation

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Incidents of public masturbation have been rising fairly consistently in India. Men masturbate in parks in broad daylight, or on public transportation, and even outside girls’ colleges, traumatizing women everyday and making the public place even more unsafe for them.
My Journey Of Moving To A New City: Experiences Of A Trans Man

My Journey Of Moving To A New City: Experiences Of A Trans Man

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Moving to a new city was possible due to community support I received—for which I call them my alternate family.
Women Complainants

Women Complainants And Their Plight In Kerala: How I Was Shamed For Following Due...

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When people whose very duty is to protect the citizens, fail to do the basic minimum, who do I turn to? What happens to women complainants in our society?
Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

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It had never occurred to me that what I experienced, growing up, was worth counting as trauma. It hadn’t occurred to me when grown men salivated over my twelve-year old, overgrown, ripe body, and made no pains to conceal it.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

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When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.
How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

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After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

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I earned my PhD in fame, founded the CMCS and now take pride in helping other women find a voice in the post-Weinstein era and leave behind their trauma.
How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

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It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.

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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.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

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Dormant emotional reminders stirred up for Queer India after the suicide of Anjana Hareesh. Enrollment in a conversion therapy cost her her life.