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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.

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Aishwarya Rai

Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.
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.
लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है? | Feminism In India

लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है?

गाँव हो या शहर व्यवहार से लेकर काम तक लैंगिक समानता हमारे समाज में मौजूद है, जो हमारे देश के लिए एजेंडा 2030 को पूरा करने में बड़ी चुनौती है|
Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.

What’s In A Surname? Caste and Much More

A person's caste can be discerned by looking at their surnames. This is more true for Brahmins than others.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
"I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts": On Bras And Breasts

“I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts”: On Bras And Breasts

We need to teach our girls that their breast size or nipple type does not decide their worth. That they don't have to pass those beauty, breast and nipple tests to know that they are beautiful.
Govt Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than They Need Sanitary Napkins

The Government Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than Sanitary Napkins | #ThePadEffect

The govt has declared sindoor, bangles and bindis as tax-exempt, however, sanitary napkins are still taxed at 12% under the new GST rules.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
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 Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.