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The Angry Indian Feminist Manifesto

Opponents of gender equality often label women with strong opinions as 'aggressive' and 'crazy'. Feminists often find themselves pushed on the back foot by the tone-police that is quick to label us 'feminazis' for simply demanding an equal voice.
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.

An Open Letter To The Anti-feminists In My Life (And Yours)

Hello you. Yes, you. Don’t try to slink away. You know who you are. You are the pretty young college girl, who declares feminism isn’t for me when a professor asks. You are the macho man, who laughs when he meets feminist women.
101 On Solidarity: What Does It Even Mean? | Feminism in India

101 On Solidarity: What Does It Even Mean?

With people using the word solidarity now more than usual, let's examine what the word means, and what is the goal of solidarity?
फैमिनाज़ी : लैंगिक समानता का उग्र विरोधी | Feminism In India

फैमिनाज़ी : लैंगिक समानता का उग्र विरोधी

हमें फैमिनाज़ी शब्द और इसके भावार्थ को समझना होगा क्योंकि महिला हित की खोल में ये शब्द सीधे तौर पर महिला और जेंडर के मुद्दों का विरोधी है|
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

Deconstructing Privilege: Equality, Equity & Justice

More often than not, when we are at a privileged position in the society with respect to a particular section or group, we fail to acknowledge it as what it is: a privilege.
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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.
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You Are Not A ‘Male’ Feminist, You Are A Feminist

"Men who want to be feminists need not be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society and make it feminist." -Kelley Temple

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.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.