Intersectionality

Intersectionality

In this section, find articles on intersectionality and Indian feminism including critical pieces on caste, class, body, violence, sexuality, gender and masculinity.

Dalit History Month

Writing Our Own Histories – Why We Need Dalit History Month

We need Dalit History Month to bring forth the stories of resistance, resilience & heroism of people who've been sidelined in academia.
Nikah-Nama

A Woman-Friendly Nikah-Nama And Muslim Women’s Right To Divorce

Most people are unaware of the clause of the nikah-nama that gives Muslim women equal rights as men to initiate divorce proceedings.
A Proposal

A Proposal: The Short Film Tackling The Woman’s Right To Say No!

A Proposal is a short film featuring Sayani Gupta portraying the violence women are vulnerable to for merely choosing to say 'NO'.
femme lesbian

Being A Femme Lesbian – “Passing” As Straight Vs Invisibility As Queer

I am a femme lesbian. My feminine presentation often invisibilizes me within the queer movement, shoving me unwillingly into the closet.
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Watch: Singing Boobs Tell Us Why We Need To Care About Breast Cancer

MACMA is back with yet another brilliant video and this time singing boobs tell us why we need to care about breast cancer.
Beautiful Thing

Book Review: Beautiful Thing – Inside The Secret World Of Bombay’s Dance Bars By...

Beautiful Thing positions the story of Leela, a bar dancer, against the larger picture of the bar dancing and sex work industry in Bombay.
Her-sutism

Her-sutism: One Woman’s Comic Panel Normalizing PCOD

A. P. Payal started "Her-sutism" - a 34-panel comic to bust myths surrounding Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
hijab

The Hijab Unveiled: Three Theological Reasons That Led Me To Abandoning The Hijab

My faith in Allah led me to search for the truth behind the hijab. Here are three reasons why its customarily worn by many Muslim women.
Watch: How This Breast Cancer Awareness Video Surpasses Facebook's Ban On Female Nipplesvideo

Watch: How This Breast Cancer Awareness Video Surpasses Facebook’s Ban On Female Nipples

A charity from Argentina found a creative way to surpass Facebook's ban on female nipples for their breast cancer awareness video.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.

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Medicines

Med-Me-Not: Why The Stigma Around Medicines For Mental Illness?

People, whether they have a mental illness or not, often tend to think of medicines as an absolute no-no. The answer, in fact, lies with you.
Disha Chaudhari

Meet Disha Chaudhari: FII’s Featured Writer Of April

Our featured writer for the month of April is DIsha Chaudhuri. Read about her best pieces and find out more about her in this interview!
It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.