Gender

In this section, find articles, video, images and artwork on gender, gender stereotypes and discrimination, gender fluidity and gender diversity.

Books Are For Readers, Not Genders

Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
genderfluidity

Video: Jabong’s New Ad Celebrates Genderfluidity In All Its Glory

The discussion around genderfluidity has thus been so far woefully nonexistent.
Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Before Bollywood sauntered on to the scene, India discovered gender reversal through ads, Facebook campaigns and web series.
Infographic: Gender inEquality In India

Infographic: Gender (In)Equality In India

In recent times, there’s been a lot of talk about gender equality in India. Bollywood, web series, advertisements, online campaigns, all have sough to break stereotypes and highlight gender-related issues.

Dekh Dude, Apni Faux Empowerment OLX Pe Bech De

OLX's Aadhe Tere- Aadhe Mere ad is presumably a well-meaning effort, with an emphasis on empowerment through equal division of resources. But that’s where...

Bangalore Traffic Police ‘Advises’ Women To Stay At Home

Behold, the Bangalore Traffic Police has the solution to all road problems - women stay at home!

Mother Dairy: Milk With a Dash of Misogyny

Let's talk about yet another commercial rife with regressive clichés about Indian women and their “place”. This one, a part of Mother Dairy’s "Ma Jaisi...

Dalit Women, Rural Women and Other Intersectionalities at the Gender Mela

A documentary titled, “I’m Dalit, how are you?” was then screened , highlighting the state of Dalit women, children and men and how they are made to indulge in manual scavenging even till today , despite it being abolished in 1993.

Everest Masala Now Comes With Gender Roles Served With Dinner

The commercial starts with a woman in her office, thinking of, or rather vividly picturing her daughter asking her "Aaj kya banega?" (What will...

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A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
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32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
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The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.