Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Gender

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

Why Not Being Traditionally Feminine Does Not Make Me Tomboy

Not Being Traditionally Feminine Does Not Make Me A Tomboy

Since I didn't fit into the traditional perception of a girl, I was termed a tomboy – a term that seems harmless, but is the epitome of gender bias.
Internalised Patriarchy: The Undying Seeds Of Sexism In Our Minds

Internalised Patriarchy: The Undying Seeds Of Sexism In Our Minds

Women have internalised patriarchy so deeply that they don’t even know the wrong in their own perspective.

Who Decides The Definition Of Rape?

Historically, Indian law has defined the non-consensual penetration of the penis into vagina as ‘rape’.
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A Sexist And Exclusionary Sex-Strike Won’t Save Women Or Roe

A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.
Atishi Marlena Vs Gautam Gambhir: The Misogyny That Plagues Indian Politics

Atishi Marlena Vs Gautam Gambhir: The Misogyny That Plagues Indian Politics

In the latest episode of ‘How Ugly Can Indian Politics Get?’ we saw Atishi Marlena, Delhi based politician, educator and activist, get viciously slandered as questions about her caste, identity, and character were raised.
Debunking Abortion Myths About Mothers On Mother’s Day

Debunking Abortion Myths About Mothers On Mother’s Day

This mothers day, let's learn that many women have abortions to control the size of their families and to preserve their limited resources for their living children.
Dear Women, It's Time We Stop Self-Silencing

Dear Women, It’s Time We Stop Self-Silencing

Self-silencing is problematic as it leads to a feeling of a divided self. When a woman silences herself, she feels awful about not being her real self and at the same time wants to conform to the 'good woman' rulebook.
Gender Equality In The Healthcare Sector: How (Un)Fair Is The System?

Gender Equality In The Healthcare Sector: How (Un)Fair Is The System?

All we can do today is spread awareness about the career limitations that women employees in healthcare sector are facing and hope for change.
Why Are 21 Million Women Voters Missing From The Electoral Rolls?

Why Are 21 Million Women Voters Missing From The Electoral Rolls?

The number of women voters missing from the statistics show that there are important gendered differences in voter registration and turnout that must be necessarily scrutinised to understand patterns of disenfranchisement.
What About Victims Who Aren't 'Good Girls'?

What About Victims Who Aren’t ‘Good Girls’?

What if the victims had been negligent to their parents, or had a lot of affairs, or weren't not friendly to everyone? Would it then have been okay that such a crime was committed against them, for not being 'good girls'?

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

The obvious concern here is the adverse representation of lower castes and tribes in higher educational institutions, despite the formulation of reservation laws that were implemented five decades back. And with such a scarce representation of SC/ST groups in general, it is quite obvious that the percentage of women from these minority groups is even worse.