Gender

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

In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

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At just 27 years of age, Namita Bal has already assumed the role of India's Junior Fed Cup Captain, which means that she mentors and accompanies India's junior team as they compete against the best players in the world.
An Enduring Conflict, The Homeless And Women In Kashmir

An Enduring Conflict, The Homeless And Women In Kashmir

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The history of Kashmir seems to be like a pendulum oscillating between homelessness and the fear of homelessness, driving the clock of the “present times” marking the politics of the valley.
Coronavirus 'Stay At Home' Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

Coronavirus ‘Stay At Home’ Advice Or Another Excuse For Slut Shaming?

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Slut shaming is a patriarchal tactic of stigmatizing or slandering women whose sexual conduct is perceived as falling out-of-line of the patriarchal script of sexual propriety, or so-called ‘virtuous’ femininity.
The Ugly Underbelly Of Gendered Right Wing Trolling On Social Media

The Ugly Underbelly Of Gendered Right Wing Trolling On Social Media

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It was horrific but also slightly fascinating to be thrust quite so suddenly into the world of gendered trolling, and to observe just how much of the trolling was focused on my gender, on sexism, on casual abuses that centered on my character as a woman.
Misconstrued Feminism And The LawSikho Webinar

Misconstrued Feminism And The LawSikho Webinar

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The whole sequence of events around the LawSikho webinar was a rude awakening that sexism continues to plague every section and every level of society.
Ungendering The Gendered Imbalance Of Expectations From Working Mothers

Ungendering The Gendered Imbalance Of Expectations From Working Mothers

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And after the Great Indian Lockdown due to Covid-19, which left thousands homeless and jobless, Working mothers fear for their incomes and jobs which had already been hanging by a thread in the past.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For "Impurity"

Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For “Impurity”

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Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
The History Of The NGOization Of The Women’s Movement in India

The History Of The NGOization Of The Women’s Movement in India

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The relationship between NGOs and the Women’s Movement has lead to a loss of collective feminist politics which was based on autonomy like in the 1980’s.
Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

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The myths around menstruation are sugar-coated with care and affection. Disguising it in the name of the gift, women are restricted and excluded.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.