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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.

Women's Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

Women’s Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

The autonomy, or at least the opinion, of women in financial decisions affects the bottom line of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare

Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare In West Bengal

Widows in a West Bengal village have been living in more difficult conditions than they should because they are not receiving the state’s welfare intended for them.
Maternal Mental Health Matters! Read This eBook By White Swan Foundation

Maternal Mental Health Matters! Read This eBook By White Swan Foundation

White Swan Foundation launched an eBook for expectant mothers on maternal mental health – i.e. how to deal with postpartum depression and when to seek medical help for a mental health issue during pregnancy.
Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

We now need our Bollywood men to face penalties, both social and legal, which they have easily brushed off for ages.
Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just 'Gay' And 'Lesbian'!

Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just ‘Gay’ And ‘Lesbian’!

The media assumes that portrayals of all cisgender womyn in same-sex relationships are of lesbians, as though other queer identities don't exist.
गोरेपन की क्रीम का असर चेहरे से ज्यादा हमारी रंगभेदी संकीर्ण सोच पर | Feminism In India

गोरेपन की क्रीम का असर चेहरे से ज्यादा हमारी रंगभेदी संकीर्ण सोच पर

एशिया और खासकर भारत जैसे देश में जहां लोग स्वाभाविक रूप से काले या सांवले रंग के होते हैं वहां गोरे रंग को लेकर पागलपन खतरनाक है।
Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Men menstruate too! However, trans men feel uncomfortable with their periods because they have been normalised as cis-female experiences.
How Has Bollywood Dealt With Men Loving Men?

How Has Bollywood Dealt With Men Loving Men?

Bollywood has always had a lot of opportunities to sensitively depict men loving men, but it has usually used homosexuality as a punchline.
Fathema Ismail: A Crusader Against Polio | #IndianWomenInHistory

Fathema Ismail: A Crusader Against Polio | #IndianWomenInHistory

India wouldn't be polio free today without the firm and resolute will of Fathema Ismail, the woman who led the battle against polio.
Queers of India Talk About Their Experiences With Section 377

Queers of India Talk About Their Experiences With Section 377

We asked queer Indians how Section 377 had impacted their lives and used as a tool to threaten, intimidate & harass. Here is what they said.

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Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

In Sacred Games, Muslims' stotylines are just waiting to be obliterated and women have to die in order to motivate the two protagonists.
Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

We now need our Bollywood men to face penalties, both social and legal, which they have easily brushed off for ages.
Women Are Women’s Worst Enemies Or Patriarchal Bargain

Analysing ‘Women Are Women’s Worst Enemies’ Or Patriarchal Bargain

Moral policing of daughters by mothers and mother-like figures is one of the many examples of patriarchal bargain.