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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.

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

The Hindu Lit for Life gave platforms to people belonging to a privileged class to direct the narratives of oppressed people multiple times.
Benzy, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

Benzy, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

Benzy is a musician with autism and partial paralysis. In spite of her inability to converse at all, she has released ten audio CDs and won three National Awards.
How Nandini Krishnan's Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

How Nandini Krishnan’s Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

It could have been a learning experience for Nandini Krishnan had she dropped her arrogance hidden in the form of 'honest opinions' and changed the things the community are objecting to.
Has Kerala Always Considered Menstruating Women Impure?

Has Kerala Always Considered Menstruating Women Impure?

Chengannur Bhagavathy’s ritual menstruation or 'tripputtarattu' is celebrated in Kerala to this day. Women (and men) who desire children, women who suffer from infertility, women seeking a good marriage all pray to Chengannur Bhagavathy.
It’s Time We Talked about Uterine Hypoplasia

It’s Time We Talked about Uterine Hypoplasia

It is about time that we get familiar and comfortable with the concept that there are women who do not menstruate at all. There may be several reasons for it, and one such cause is uterine hypoplasia.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
Why We Need To Talk About The Gedi Route and Street Sexual Harassment in India

Why We Need To Talk About The Gedi Route And Street Sexual Harassment In...

The Gedi route somehow has also become a space of women’s harassment, dominated primarily by men, who are free to move about in it as women constantly look over their shoulder for approaching cars or loose remarks.
‘सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन’ एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए भी प्रजनन अधिकार है

‘सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन’ एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए भी प्रजनन अधिकार है

एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए ऑपरेशन से गर्भसमापन किये जाने की अपेक्षा दवाओं से गर्भसमापन कराना बेहतर विकल्प हो सकता है| पर एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं को आमतौर पर गर्भसमापन कराने के लिए सुरक्षित विकल्प नहीं मिल पाते|
Rural Women's Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Rural Women’s Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.

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Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Authoritative Parents Help The Patriarchy

How Abusive Parents Help The Patriarchy

Abusive parents ensure that the submissive role of a child continues even after they have grown into adults, especially of their daughters, who are already made vulnerable by the patriarchy.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.