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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.

Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

To the uninitiated - Vitiligo is a purely cosmetic skin ailment, that results in patches of the skin losing pigment. It has no known cure and is usually a lifelong condition.
आज भी जिन्दा है परिवार में स्त्री-मुक्ति के सवाल | Feminism In India

आज भी जिन्दा है परिवार में स्त्री-मुक्ति के सवाल

परिवार के यथार्थ में स्त्री के मुक्ति के सवालों पर पितृसत्तात्मक समाज इसमें भी औरत को ही दोषी मानता है। औरत को खुद ही उसकी हालत के लिए जिम्मेदार माना गया है|
hair removal

Hairy And Proud: Body Hair Removal Through A Feminist Lens

While body hair removal in itself is not wrong, being compelled to do so by a third person or third party is wrong.
13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why Failed Me As A Person With Mental Health Issues

The makers of 13 Reasons Why need to stop pretending that they are initiating a dialogue on mental health, or that the show is socially 'woke'.
queerphobia

Queerphobia Doesn’t Vanish As We Move Down Generations

Queerphobia among young adults can exist in many forms - it can range from disgust, prejudice and discrimination to acts of violence and long-term, systemic abuse.
friendship

People Picked On Our Queer Friendship Like Vultures | #ChalkfullBullying

My parents do not like our friendship, our peers don't and neither do our teachers. They all have a hard time accepting it.
Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

Our bookshelves are choked with stories of the privileged, and books with queer protagonists are often white, Western characters. These five books plug that gap, with resolutely Indian and queer stories.
body hair

A History Of Body Hair Removal And Distorted Body Image

Body hair removal emerged as a survival tactic many millennia ago. With time, it was reduced to aesthetics, which served as a foundation for the oppressive and gendered notions of feminine hairlessness.

Open Defecation Is Much More Than Just A Sanitation Problem

Open defecation is more than a sanitation issue—the lack of a safe, clean and secluded space to defecate specifically hurts women by drastically limiting their daily freedom. 
The Brahmin

The Cunning Casteism Of The Brahmin -  Ravi Shankar Etteth

Ravi Shankar Etteth's book which normalizes oppressor caste pride is literature of The Brahmin, by The Brahmin, for The Brahmin.

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Where’s The Prestige Now? St Anthony’s Students Speak Out | #ChalkfullBullying

This is a compilation of 5 anonymous girl students’ experiences at St Anthony’s School and the varied forms of bigotry that they were subject to.
rape survivor

It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
teachers

Dear Teachers, I Refuse To Be Your Standard ‘Good Girl’ | #ChalkfullBullying

My teachers failed me and countless other girls. I don't care about how good they are at their subjects or how hard they worked for their students, they don't deserve my respect at all.