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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.
Why I Didn't Speak Up: The Confessions Of A Postmodern Feminist

Why I Didn’t Speak Up: The Confessions Of A Postmodern Feminist

As a postmodern feminist, I realised that whenever I was speaking out, I was creating alternatives – possibilities for myself and others like myself.
What Postmodern Feminism Taught Me About Power

What Postmodern Feminism Taught Me About Power

Are these the rules? If there are, who sets them? This I believe is the question that postmodern feminism has led me to investigate.
Intersectional Feminism Is The Need Of The Hour – Here's Why

Intersectional Feminism Is The Need Of The Hour – Here’s Why

Intersectional feminism brings women together to fight the different hardships set up by the patriarchy for women across different communities.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?