Our Government loves empowering women. It's their favourite tag-line. But that's all it is, most of the time, a tag line. But we can smell the hypocrisy everywhere!
Holi is a fun festival. It's full of colour and food. Don't dampen someone's spirit by ruining the festival for them. Don't use Holi as an excuse for sexual harassment.
Here is what NOT to say to women who report online violence. We need to start taking online violence seriously, and retire victim-blaming forever.
Hardly any schools in India implement comprehensive sexuality education in their curriculum. Issues of puberty, relationships, gender roles and body image are issues that all children and young people struggle with, but which are ignored in their formal education.
What if physical diseases were treated like mental illness? You get the point!
We all know the layers and layers of secretive packaging that sanitary pads are wrapped in to hide the shame and stigma associated with periods. This plastic waste only adds to #ThePadEffect
Parlour aunties have this amazing talent of shaming you by asking you the simplest questions. It's just one of the examples of everyday sexism. Though you can't really blame them for thinking that only married women should have sex (or only women who have sex get Brazilian waxes). It's so intrinsic to our patriarchal society.
What happens when men and women post about the EXACT same thing? #DigitalHifazat
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!
Women are judged for everything, including their right to say yes or no. Ultimately, it is a woman's right, as much as it is a man's, to say yes or no, and she should be able to do it without the fear of being judged and shamed. Let's stop the slut shaming, and let's stop saying "friend-zone".