Intersectionality

Intersectionality

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

Cervical Cancer Awarness

Cervical Cancer: Vulnerabilities And Vaccines

Cervical cancer is the number 1 cancer to affect Indian women. It becomes incumbent on the state to prioritise accessibility to vaccines.
Fat Girl

Dear World, Thank You. Sincerely, A Fat Girl.

I am a fat girl who has survived this world, and this is my letter of gratitude to every person that has aided my self-acceptance.
Caste Bias in Private Sector

Analysing The Caste Bias In Private Sector Employment

The private sector prides itself on being "beyond" caste, class & gender barriers. Why then, are most firms dominated by the savarna castes?
virginity

In Search Of The Mythical Concept Of Virginity

Virginity is a patriarchal social construct created to control women's sexualities. It doesn't even actually exist!
Mukta Salve

Mukta Salve: The First Female Dalit Writer | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mukta Salve was one of the first Dalits to openly question & criticise the discriminatory caste and gender norms of the 19th century India.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Catholic Church

The Catholic Church And Its Long History Of Child Sexual Abuse

The Catholic Church has actively colluded in covering up cases of child sexual abuse in Kerala, to prevent its image from getting tarnished.
Adichie commented on Trans women

The Other[ed] Womanhood – On Adichie And Trans Women

Adichie's comments on trans women forget that gender is experienced coercively. Being forced to perform masculinity is not a privilege.
Protest against the killing of a Northeastern woman

Living In Delhi As A Northeastern Woman: Do My Small Eyes Make Me Less...

I'm a 21 year old Northeastern woman raised in Delhi. I've had to contend with racial slurs and stereotypes all my life.
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression: Deromanticizing Motherhood

Some women get postpartum depression after childbirth, leading to guilt for not wanting to care for the baby in the way expected of them.

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Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.
The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.
Language Matters

“It’s Only A Joke!” Language Matters, So Be A Buzzkill!

Language matters. "Free speech" comes at the cost of those that are struggling for acceptance in a hostile society. So, yes, be a buzzkill!