The novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has become a breeding site of gender inequality with social distancing measures that threaten to relegate women to their gendered roles as caregivers. The state response to the outbreak has been inadequate to address the safety, health, and economic inequalities that would pinch women the hardest. If India is to combat and recover from the social and economic impacts of this outbreak, it needs to take a look at gender.
The Apex Court in India recently gave a judgement noting that women cannot be excluded from command positions in the Indian army.
In reel or real life, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists because the idea of a woman’s world revolving around a man’s problems hasn’t been entirely banished.
I used to say that historically men have failed women but I think men haven’t failed anyone as much as they have failed themselves and that needs reckoning.
The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
There is no denying that a Glass Escalator does exist, but one must be cognisant of the fact that exclusion and marginalisation of those oppressed by caste, sexuality, race and class fortifies it.
The fashion world consciously and subconsciously lays out rules for how women, men and everyone else should act in public.
If women are expected to give their 100% in the Indian Administrative Services, they deserve to be recognised at par with their counterparts.
Whereas the concept of gendering of leisure raises the questions on the politics of labour within the institution of family. This has been highly understudied by the academia.
It was the fisherwomen who sold the catch the men brought in at markets. A fall in fish stocks meant that they would have to procure the produce from elsewhere, deal with the cooperatives, and resist manipulative moneylenders.