Its been a year since the scrapping of section 377 and this week, we go back to school to learn our much needed queer alphabets.
Men face problems. Women face problems. But it is important to address them in their rightful space. Here are some ways in which men’s rights activism attempts to usurp the space that feminist activism creates for itself
A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
Even at the peak of the #MeToo movement in India, many Indian women in positions of power continued to defend and enable the men who sexually exploited, harassed, or assaulted other women.
These costumes, the seductive but aggressive dance steps, the excessive makeup and overacting—all these elements in popular culture together contribute to a narrative in India of equating snakes with evil women.
In October 2018, Kiran Nagarkar was accused of sexual harassment by three women. But majority of the posts on social media did not talk about this aspect, which led me to the eternal question—does death absolve you of all your sins?
So how can we be more sensitive and caring to someone who has faced sexual harassment? There is no one, straightforward answer, because people are diverse, violence comes in many forms and each case is different.
In a more local context, we’ve seen the public criticize ISRO Chairperson K Sivan for crying when Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander failed to touch down on the Moon’s surface.
Entering in 2018, the Netflix series Queer Eye, has gained significant popularity due to its groundbreaking content which defies historically set conventions of gender identity at large.
The fact is that a sexual assault can happen to anyone but because of the stereotypical notions of hegemonic masculinity, men refuse to be portrayed as a victim of a situation.