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Is Impostor Syndrome, Or Feeling Like A Fraud, Gendered?

Is Impostor Syndrome, Or Feeling Like A Fraud, Gendered?

I first came across the term "impostor syndrome" shortly after I joined law school. The term described exactly how I felt at the moment: a fraud, someone who had cheated her way into her current position.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other
queerbaiting

Representation for Representation’s Sake: Queerbaiting Is Not Cool

Queerbaiting refers to authors, writers, show-runners and actors who play up the tension between two same-sex characters for drawing in a queer audience but never actually allow for the realisation of a romantic relationship.
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|
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On Being An Ally In “Private” Spaces: To Speak Or Not To Speak?

An ally has a chance of being better perceived because of their privilege. As we do not have a direct stake in the politics at hand, a viewpoint expressed by us is more likely to be seen as being “objective”.
This Notion Called Reverse Sexism Cannot And Does Not Exist

This Notion Called Reverse Sexism Cannot And Does Not Exist

Sexism is when a certain gender or sex is systematically oppressed and discriminated against to the point that the oppressors have a dominant position in society - hence, the notion of reverse sexism cannot exist in society.
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|
feminism

A Man Offered To ‘Save’ Me From Feminism

Feminism is a political and cultural fight. We don’t need saving and we certainly don’t need to be rescued from our beliefs by chauvinistic men.
political correctness

Political correctness And Why We Need More Of It

We need to be comfortable with political correctness: so that we can challenge the status quo and help minorities prosper and exist without fear of being attacked for who they are.
feminist tag

Why Do Women Living Feminist Lives Have A Problem With The Feminist Tag?

It's surprising that women who live ‘feminist’ lives, where their choices are not overpowered by social, cultural or familial considerations, refuse to identify with the feminist tag.

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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?