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This Angry Feminist Killjoy Isn't Going To "Calm Down"

This Angry Feminist Isn’t Going To “Calm Down”

Our dismissal of women as over-sensitive, angry feminists is merely a way to wield power so as to further silence oppressed voices.
Can We Stop Being Scared Of The F-Word Now?

Can We Stop Being Scared Of The F-Word Now?

The hesitation towards "the f-word" comes from a long history of patriarchal ideology both pushed on people all over the world.
Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.
Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

As adults, especially as women, we must call out patriarchy inside our homes. We need to take responsibility and make an ally of our mother.As adults, especially as women, we must call out patriarchy inside our homes. We need to take responsibility and make mothers our allies.
Why Are Woman's Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?

Why Is Women’s Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?

The tag of immorality attached to women's laughter reflects in popular culture, mythic tales and also in the general political discourse.
When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

Predators use their influence as a tool to inflict harm as well as sidestep any consequences. We ought to reject any art that contributes to the artist’s celebrity.
Understanding Rape Culture 101 | Feminism In India

Understanding Rape Culture 101

Rape culture refers to the tendency of seeing violence and misogyny as an expression or part of ‘tradition’ or ‘culture’.
Is Impostor Syndrome, Or Feeling Like A Fraud, Gendered?

Is Impostor Syndrome, Or Feeling Like A Fraud, Gendered?

I first came across the term "impostor syndrome" shortly after I joined law school. The term described exactly how I felt at the moment: a fraud, someone who had cheated her way into her current position.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other
queerbaiting

Representation for Representation’s Sake: Queerbaiting Is Not Cool

Queerbaiting refers to authors, writers, show-runners and actors who play up the tension between two same-sex characters for drawing in a queer audience but never actually allow for the realisation of a romantic relationship.

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Periyar E V Ramasamy: A True Leader Of The Downtrodden

Periyar E V Ramasamy: A True Leader Of The Marginalised

When it came to the rights and equality of women in India, Periyar was a feminist at a time the word was still alien to India.
From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Is Caste Continued to be Erased

From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Does Caste Continue To Be...

In Indian cinema, caste continues to be wilfully erased and invisibilised as our society refuses to acknowledge its ugly casteist practices.
Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist criminology rejects the notion of women being too passive to be criminals as it normalises male violence and robs women of their agency.