Saturday, March 28, 2020

Gender

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

COVID-19: Can A Health Crisis Become A Breeding Site For Gender Inequality?

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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.
SC Busts Gender Stereotypes In Indian Army: A Feminist Victory

SC Busts Gender Stereotypes In Indian Army: A Feminist Victory

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The Apex Court in India recently gave a judgement noting that women cannot be excluded from command positions in the Indian army.
Indian Women Living In The Shade Of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, It’s Time We Kill This Darling!

Indian Women Living In The Shade Of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, It’s Time We...

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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.
A Case For Men’s Movement As A Feminist

A Case For Men’s Movement As A Feminist

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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: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
The Glass Escalator: Do Men Employed In Female Dominated Jobs Get Promoted Faster?

The Glass Escalator: Do Men Employed In Female Dominated Jobs Get Promoted Faster?

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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.
Every Wrong Thing Fashion Heralds For Women

Every Wrong Thing Fashion Heralds For Women

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The fashion world consciously and subconsciously lays out rules for how women, men and everyone else should act in public.
My Struggles To Battle Gender Roles In Indian Administrative Services

My Struggles To Battle Gender Roles In Indian Administrative Services

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If women are expected to give their 100% in the Indian Administrative Services, they deserve to be recognised at par with their counterparts.
The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

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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.
Fisherwomen In Kerala And Their Discontentment With Globalisation

Fisherwomen In Kerala And Their Discontentment With Globalisation

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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.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.