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Why The Women Empowerment Model Just Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

The women empowerment model does nothing to challenge patriarchal conventions that the man's job is much more worthy than the woman's.
How The Digital World Disparages Feminism Through Manufactured Outrage

How The Digital World Disparages Feminism Through Manufactured Outrage

It’s exhausting, navigating a digital world where media tactics have swayed the term 'feminist' into almost leaving a bad taste in one’s mouth. The headlines are initially laughable, but the outrage they manufacture is disturbing.
Does Patriarchy Divide Women: The Importance Of Solidarity

Does Patriarchy Divide Women: The Importance Of Solidarity

This ecosystem of solidarity and collectivisation based on being able to help each other in creating more success not only helps the individual, but also stands in direct contrast to the toxic ecosystem of patriarchy – and challenges it.

Why My Life Is Better With Female Friendships In It

Female friendships are more important than we realise. They have allowed me to have a safe space for my personal and emotional growth. I feel much more understood when I am surrounded by women.
Dear Men, It's Time You Understood Misogyny

Dear Men, It’s Time You Understood Misogyny

Misogyny functions in an ecosystem, where men are supported and protected at each level by one another.
Why Consumerist 'Feminism' Fails Us: Understanding Capitalist Culture

Why Consumerist ‘Feminism’ Fails Us: Understanding Capitalist Culture

Capitalist society which is afraid of confrontation and political incorrectness has fabricated several imposters of feminism (consumerist feminism being one of them) in recent years, each version more watered-down and grasping than the last.
Feminist Resolution Tool Kit For 2019

Feminist Resolution Tool Kit For 2019

This new year, I wish to continue deconstructing and reconstructing the foundations of our society. Here is my feminist resolution check list for 2019.
Here Are 12 Feminist Artists We Loved In 2018

Here Are 12 Feminist Artists We Loved In 2018

Here are twelve feminist artists whose work has encouraged serious engagement with questions of gender, sexuality, inclusivity, and intersectionality.
18 Moments That Made 2018 Super Feminist!

18 Moments That Made 2018 Super Feminist!

From breaking glass ceilings to widespread protests against sexual harassment, women were a force to be reckoned with in 2018.
How I Learnt To Unlearn My Internalised Misogyny

How I Learnt To Unlearn My Internalised Misogyny

I began letting go of my internalised misogyny when I realised that we only resort to hating other girls to try and empower ourselves, because that’s what we’ve been taught all along.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
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The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.