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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 Anganwadi And ASHA Workers' Fight Against Malnutrition

The Anganwadi And ASHA Workers’ Fight Against Malnutrition

Anganwadi workers across the country have been protesting for higher pay but the government fails to realise their importance in eradicating malnutrition.
Fat Is Not The Worst You Could Call Me

Fat Is Not The Worst You Could Call Me

Fat shaming is around us at all times and it is more toxic than you think it is. Fat shaming exists as the 'harmless humor' in the posts a friend shares on Facebook, as punchline jokes on your favorite sitcom, the loving nicknames for a friend or family member or in the times when the only, brightest compliment one can think of is “You have lost weight!”
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Our Disdain For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Persons with intellectual disabilities have been sent to religious men, leading to wrong treatment and even mental and physical torture.
Sarah Naqvi

Meet Sarah Naqvi: The Textile Artist Who Sews Feminist Embroidery

Sarah Naqvi creates art that attempts to chip away at the patriarchal construct of the "ideal woman" by portraying women simply as they are.
Victim Blaming: A Trope As Old As The Hills

Victim Blaming: A Trope As Old As The Hills

A woman is stalked, raped and killed and the first question asked is, 'What was she wearing?'. Victim blaming is a trope that is as old as the hills.
Why Haven't More OBC Castes Joined The Anti-Caste Movement?

Why Haven’t More OBC Castes Joined The Anti-Caste Movement?

OBC castes have failed to radicalise themselves and join the struggle for annihilation of castes with force.
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The Irritations Of Having Brown Skin In A Western Country

My brown skin is a source of endless fascination for the summer months. I am about as useful as a paint chart to my white friends.
यौन उत्पीड़न बनता जा रहा है हर ज़िन्दगी का हिस्सा | Feminism In India

यौन उत्पीड़न बनता जा रहा है हर ज़िन्दगी का हिस्सा

यौन उत्पीड़न का मतलब होता है ‘किसी भी तरह का उत्पीड़न जो लिंग पर आधारित हो। यह उत्पीड़न कई तरह का और कई स्तरों पर होता है|
Chennai Pride

In Photos: Chennai Pride March 2017

The ninth Chennai Pride march occurred this Sunday, and it was a riot of colour, dance, beats of the dhol, and intersectionality!
Watch: Why Shouldn't We Teach Sexuality Education In Schools? | #WhyCSE

Watch: Why Shouldn’t We Teach Sexuality Education In Schools? | #WhyCSE

Sexuality education is as much about young people’s likes, loves, and relationships, with each other, with teachers, with their parents and society at large, and at the same time it’s about protection from abuse, violence, infections, hurt and the pain of break ups.

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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.