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Intersectional Feminism 101: Why It’s Important And What We Must Remember

Intersectional Feminism 101: Why It’s Important And What We Must Remember

Intersectional feminism challenges the dominant idea of feminism which is overtly white/upper-class/upper-caste/ableist/cis heterosexual and which fails to take into account the marginalized standpoints.
Feminist Privilege

Custom Cuts: An Art Mini-Series About The Many Feminisms We Inhabit

Pia Alize Hararika and Malathi Jogi created Custom Cuts when they got tired of one too many pieces of unsolicited advice about "doing feminism right".
11 Seemingly Benign Words Re-explained In The Context Of Women

11 Seemingly Benign Words Re-explained In The Context Of Women

The most ordinary words, like 'night' and 'compromise' acquire a whole new meaning for women! 11 words re-explained for your understanding.
jokes

The Joke’s On You? Let Me Laugh: On Being A Feminist Killjoy

You may be minority in one sense and privileged in the other, and disapprove one kind of degradation while propagating some. That's where lies the need of constant introspection of one's location in the society. Because that controls what jokes we can take, what jokes we can't. And we don't take joke that's on us or someone we aspire to be.
feminist friendships

A Room of Women Who Love Each Other: Portraits of My Feminist Friendships

For more reasons than one, being a feminist can sometimes be a hard process. Whether it is dealing with gender stereotyping, casual misogyny, street harassment or even dealing with people who bristle at the very idea of male, caste-based or economic privilege. Some days, you feel particularly sad and broken at the thought that the path of progress is slow, and prone to so much slipping back. It is on these days, I imagine these women, all together in a room. That room is bright, airy and safe, and has enough light to power a thousand struggles, in multiple lifetimes.
On Defending Feminism

On Defending Feminism

When I accepted that I was getting tired of defending my feminism to people, I realized how healing it can be, how much comfort there is in this ideology.
नारीवाद

उफ्फ! क्या है ये ‘नारीवादी सिद्धांत?’ आओ जाने!

नारीवाद के बारे में सभी ने सुना होगा। मगर यह है क्या? इसके दर्शन और सिद्धांत के बारे में ज्यादातर लोगों को नहीं मालूम। इसे पूरी तरह जाने और समझे बिना नारीवाद पर कोई भी बहस या विमर्श बेमानी है। नव उदारवाद के बाद भारतीय समाज में महिलाओं के प्रति आए बदलाव के बाद इन सिद्धांतों को जानना अब और भी जरूरी हो गया है।
आज क्यूँ ज़रूरी है नारीवाद?

आज क्यूँ ज़रूरी है नारीवाद?

औरतों और पुरुषों को बराबर मानने वाला और उनकी बराबरी के लिए लड़ने वाला हर इंसान फेमिनिस्ट कहलाता है| फेमिनिस्ट विचार यह नहीं है कि सत्ता के ढांचे को पलट दिया जाए बल्कि फेमिनिस्ट विचार यह है कि औरतों और पुरुषों के बीच सत्ता का संबंध ख़त्म हो जाए|
Furthering Patriarchy in the Name of Women Empowerment

Furthering Patriarchy in the Name of ‘Women Empowerment’

In the name of women empowerment, the police officer went on to tell us to avoid meeting men outside our houses or schools.
Dear Men, Here’s Why ‘Believing’ in Gender Equality Doesn’t Make You A Feminist

Dear Men, Here’s Why ‘Believing’ in Gender Equality Doesn’t Make You A Feminist

The notion that some loose and half assed acknowledgement of a vague and libertarian idea of gender equality makes you a feminist is fiction

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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.