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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.

PMDD - Fibromyalgia: Invisible Symptoms And A Visible Identity

PMDD – Fibromyalgia: Invisible Symptoms And A Visible Identity

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It has been over eight years of me living with my symptoms of PMDD and coexisting fibromyalgia, which have taught me to find strength in my weakness and live the vulnerability of alone-ness.
Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Home

Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Back Home

There was been an influx of news around "the 15-year-old girl from Bihar" who cycled from Gurgaon to Darbhanga along with her injured father. Jyoti Kumari, who covered the distance of over 1200 km in 7 days has been applauded for her bravery and skill all over social media.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

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At just 27 years of age, Namita Bal has already assumed the role of India's Junior Fed Cup Captain, which means that she mentors and accompanies India's junior team as they compete against the best players in the world.
Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

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Dormant emotional reminders stirred up for Queer India after the suicide of Anjana Hareesh. Enrollment in a conversion therapy cost her her life.
An Enduring Conflict, The Homeless And Women In Kashmir

An Enduring Conflict, The Homeless And Women In Kashmir

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The history of Kashmir seems to be like a pendulum oscillating between homelessness and the fear of homelessness, driving the clock of the “present times” marking the politics of the valley.
Does The POSH Act Apply When Working From Home During Lockdown?

Does The POSH Act Apply When Working From Home During Lockdown?

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We do have a mechanism which combats sexual harassment at workplace without being constrained by physical obstacles due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

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The book Invisible Women is a highly significant and well researched book that highlights how most of the recorded human history is one big data gap, wherein the lives of men have been taken to represent those of humans overall.
Coronavirus 'Stay At Home' Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

Coronavirus ‘Stay At Home’ Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

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Slut shaming is a patriarchal tactic of stigmatizing or slandering women whose sexual conduct is perceived as falling out-of-line of the patriarchal script of sexual propriety, or so-called ‘virtuous’ femininity.

How Does The Pandemic Impact Adolescents?

As we look ahead to the post-lockdown period and beyond, the ways in which the pandemic may have affected our 365 million plus adolescents and youth, and their needs in the upcoming months and years, must be considered.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.