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This Angry Feminist Killjoy Isn't Going To "Calm Down"

This Angry Feminist Isn’t Going To “Calm Down”

Our dismissal of women as over-sensitive, angry feminists is merely a way to wield power so as to further silence oppressed voices.
Can We Stop Being Scared Of The F-Word Now?

Can We Stop Being Scared Of The F-Word Now?

The hesitation towards "the f-word" comes from a long history of patriarchal ideology both pushed on people all over the world.
Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.
Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

As adults, especially as women, we must call out patriarchy inside our homes. We need to take responsibility and make mothers our allies.
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.
When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

Predators use their influence as a tool to inflict harm as well as sidestep any consequences. We ought to reject any art that contributes to the artist’s celebrity.
Understanding Rape Culture 101 | Feminism In India

Understanding Rape Culture 101

Rape culture refers to the tendency of seeing violence and misogyny as an expression or part of ‘tradition’ or ‘culture’.
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.

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Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

With a predictable plot, unnecessary violence, the resurgence of a broken hero and typical stalker-turned-lover relation, Kabir Singh is a painful three-hour experience for the viewer.
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.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.