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

प्राचीन भारत की स्त्रियाँ जो पर्दे में नहीं टॉपलेस रहती थीं

प्राचीन भारत में स्त्रियों को टॉपलेस घूमने की आजादी थी। यह हमारी सांस्कृतिक गरिमा थी कि इसे सहज भाव से स्वीकार किया जाता था। यह बकायदा एक ऐतिहासिक दस्तावेज है।
Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

The instances of online body shaming and bullying seem to have only increased, and hate has become a regular part of many online personalities' lives.
माहवारी की बात ख़ास 'पतनशील पत्नियों के नोट्स' से

माहवारी की बात ख़ास ‘पतनशील पत्नियों के नोट्स’ से

चुनाँचे आप माहवारी की मारी औरतों के पाक लिबास पर इसका एक धब्बा तक देखना गवारा नहीं कर पाते। वही तो मैंने कहा कि आपके पिछ्ड़े और तंग किस्म के खयालात अब बदल चुके हैं|
It's 2018: Why Are We Still Stigmatising Menstruation?

It’s 2018, Why Are We Still Stigmatising Menstruation?

In a utopian world where menstruation is considered normal, we will bleed red instead of blue and sanitary napkins will be handed over without any secrecy.
How Women Empowerment Helps In Achieving Climate Justice

How Women Empowerment Helps In Achieving Climate Justice

Histories that have seen women empowered and collectively involved in decision making, show resulting decisions to be more community and environmentally positive, thus bringing humanity closer to climate justice.
गर्भसमापन, जेंडर और अधिकार पर एकदम सटीक रही ये 'क्रिया'

गर्भसमापन, जेंडर और अधिकार पर एकदम सटीक रही ये ‘क्रिया’

प्रशिक्षण की ये सीख मेरी सबसे पसंदीदा रही जिसने मुझे एक बेहद मजबूत तर्क दिया कि ‘अपराध गर्भसमापन नहीं बल्कि लिंगचयन है’ और इसके आधार पर मैं अब कहीं भी गर्भसमापन की पैरोकारी कर सकती हूँ|
#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

Rajalakshmi was killed because she had spurned his advances; because she spoke about it. It is both a caste-based crime and a sexual offence that needs to be addressed at both levels.
Book Review: Mothering a Muslim By Nazia Erum

Book Review: Mothering A Muslim By Nazia Erum

In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Are Women Being Systematically Excluded From The Sectors Of Armed Forces?

Are Women Being Systematically Excluded From The Sectors Of Armed Forces?

The systematic exclusion of women from the armed forces has been fraught with preconceived notions of the female body and feminine emotionality.
स्त्रीद्वेष से पीड़ित रहकर ‘नारी सशक्तिकरण’ कभी नहीं होगा

स्त्रीद्वेष से पीड़ित रहकर ‘नारी सशक्तिकरण’ कभी नहीं होगा

स्त्रीद्वेष का असर समाज के हर तबके में देखा जा सकता है, जिसमें #MeToo अभियान पर पत्रकार तवलीन सिंह के विचार भी जीवंत उदाहरण है|

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How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
How HR Professionals Can Be The Real Change Makers In The #MeToo Movement

How HR Professionals Can Be The Real Change Makers In The #MeToo Movement

HR professionals need to be empowered as well as sensitised to create systems that work irrespective of designation of the accused.