Intersectionality

Intersectionality

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

Self-Defense Is Not Always A Solution

The Problem With ‘Self-Defense’: Because Prevention Is Not Always Better Than Cure

We often forget while talking about self-defense, that there are so many out there who cannot defend themselves.
Part 3: What Do I Expect In My First Therapy Session?

Part 3: What To Expect In My First Therapy Session

Continue therapy sessions, and suddenly you’ll find that the voice of your therapist is now becoming your inner voice and you’re on the road to getting better.
To Heel Or Not To Heel, That Is The Question

To Heel Or Not To Heel, That Is The Question

My cis-male friend would love to wear high-heeled footwear, but doesn’t have access to the kind he fancies. But no one can make you feel like a heel because of your choice of heels.
Feminist Privilege

Privilege And The City Feminist: On My Right To Speak Up

Do I have no right to talk about women's issues because of my privilege, & because I hadn't actually experienced the worst of the worst?
Karukku by Bama

‘Karukku’: An Autobiography By Bama Exploring Her Tamil, Dalit And Christian Identity

Karukku by Bama is an elegy to the community she grew up in and her intersecting identities as a Tamil, Dalit, and Christian woman.
Triple Talaq and Abusive Marriages

Why Women Stay In Abusive Marriages: Prejudices Against Single Women

Thirty young Muslim women spoke about their divorce at a conference - most of them with the desire to return to their abusive marriages.
Deafblindness Sexuality Disability

Educating Educators In The Field Of Deafblindness & Sexuality

Persons with disabilities like deafblindness are sexual beings and they too have sexual desires and sexual feelings to express, just like anybody else.
Parlour Aunty Hairy Legs

On The Indian Parlour Aunty and the Ideal Standard of Beauty

The women who want you to adhere to a certain beauty ideal are not operating in a vacuum – they are a part of a society which has a unidimensional understanding of beauty and a woman's self worth.
Single Woman Eating TakeOut

What To Do When Your Ex Is Considering Marriage And You’re Living Alone Eating...

Your ex is considering marriage and you are living alone, eating takeout for one, creating little adventures in life, planning trips and dates for yourself, discovering happiness in the little and big things about you and growing into the wonderfully, authentic person that you are. Hey, that isn't half bad!
Living With Oneself

Living With Oneself: Letters Of Love And Introspection | #QueeringValentines

I also knew, five years ago, that if I didn’t write to a gorgeous red-haired French boy, I would regret it later. Five years later, I look back at what has been, and I recently wrote the story below, dedicated to him, as a short testimony of my coming out to myself.

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The Hypocrisy Of Censorship: Lipstick Under My Burkha Vs Films By CBFC’s Nihalani

Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
Iqra Rasool in action

Meet Iqra Rasool: The Young Pace Bowler From Kashmir With Big Dreams

Iqra Rasool has defied society's opposition to being a sportswoman. This year she hopes to lead J&K in the nationals for the 5th time.
Lihaaf - Ismat Chughtai - Indian Muslim Feminists

6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.