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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.
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.
Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism? | Feminism in India

Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism?

Intersectional feminism includes everyone. It includes people of different body types, races, ethnicities, castes, religions, disabilities, genders and sexualities. There's nothing exclusive at all about feminism. It isn't feminism, if it isn't intersectional!
इसे नारीवाद ही क्यों कहते हैं, समतावाद या मानववाद क्यों नहीं?

इसे नारीवाद ही क्यों कहते हैं, समतावाद या मानववाद क्यों नहीं?

नारीवाद पर विश्वास करने वालों को अक्सर इस बहस का सामना करना पड़ता है कि जब ‘नारीवाद’ का मूलभाव समानता है तो इसे ‘मानवतावाद’ या फिर ‘समतावाद’ क्यों नहीं कहा जाता है|
12 Times Women In India Stood Up To The Patriarchy In 2017 | Feminism In India

12 Times Women In India Stood Up To The Patriarchy In 2017

As we celebrate the end of the momentous year that was 2017, here are some of the moments when women especially pushed back for equality that deserve a special mention and warrant special celebration because they made the year what it was - great for women.
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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".
9 नारीवादी लेखिकाओं के लेखन से समझें नारीवाद | Feminism In India

9 नारीवादी लेखिकाओं के लेखन से समझें नारीवाद

इन नारीवादी लेखिकाओं ने अपने लेखन के माध्यम से अपने-अपने देशकाल को ध्यान में रखकर नारीवाद की एक वृहत परिभाषा को गढ़ा, जो हमें नारीवाद को समझने में बेहद मददगार साबित होती है|

On Maa-Behen Feminism

"Ghar mein maa-behen nahi hai kya?" has been a tome of men and women, especially when responding to street-harassment, for as long as I can remember.
The Dilemma Behind Practising 'Everyday Feminism'

The Dilemma Behind Practising ‘Everyday Feminism’

The task of practising everyday feminism leads to performing exhausting emotional labour, something which feminists can’t really escape from.
How Men Can Be Part Of Feminist Movement Infographic

Infographic: How Can Men Be A Part of The Feminist Movement?

Feminism is not a fight against men but a fight against the patriarchal system.Thus, it is important for men to be our allies as well.

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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.
In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

Women are knocking down stereotypes in previously self-proclaimed male-dominated roles by taking on path-breaking, unstereotypical jobs across sectors that many might term as unconventional choices.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।