Gender

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

'Mission Trousers' Against The Body & Dress Policing In Our Hostel Mess

‘Mission Trousers’ Against The Body & Dress Policing In Our Hostel Mess

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There was an unsaid rule in our college hostel, "Wear proper clothes when you enter the mess hall". This rule was instilled in us by the matrons.
Mothers' Day: Let Us Not Celebrate Women's Exploitation

Mothers’ Day: Let Us Not Celebrate Women’s Exploitation

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Capitalism keeps reinventing its forms of exploitation, be it by creating separate spheres of work or the globalised world of financial capitalism.
Remembering The Wages For Housework Movement During This Lockdown

Remembering The Wages For Housework Movement During This Lockdown

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The demand for the care income appears to be increasingly spreading across the globe with the recent Global Women’s Strike on April 9th, 2020 in response to the Global Pandemic of Coronavirus. This cannot be seen in isolation from the larger Wages for Housework Movement.
Setting Straight The Menstrual Myths

Setting Straight The Menstrual Myths

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Social and cultural norms create eccentric trends which extend to a woman’s menstrual cycle and contribute to gender-based discrimination.
Not Just All Men, This Is Everyone’s Locker Room

Not Just All Men, This Is Everyone’s Locker Room

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It is not simply particular individuals who are locker room bois; when parents protect predatory relatives while punishing sexual curiosity in children, they are the locker room.
“Bois Locker Room”: Why Doesn't The Incident Surprise Women?

“Bois Locker Room”: Why Doesn’t The Incident Surprise Women?

By calling out “bois locker room,” we are calling out a culture of systemic oppression of women who have consistently only been defined as the object of “desire.”

The ‘Bois Locker Room’ and How You’re Not The Exception

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In the past 48 hours, screenshots of chats from an Instagram group called the ‘bois locker room' have flooded social media platforms and peppered Instagram stories.
Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

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Covid-19 has presented a scenario of increased incidence of family abuse, intimate partner violence, and greater complication in reporting and seeking help.
Infographic: What Is Rape Culture?

Infographic: What Is Rape Culture?

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Rape culture is an environment or a culture in which rape and sexual violence is normalized due to the societal attitudes and actions about gender and sexuality.
ASHA In The Time Of COVID-19

ASHA In The Time Of COVID-19

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As Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers take charge of the COVID-19 public health effort amidst calls for safe working conditions and fair remuneration, India needs to take stock of the gendered notions of care work that shape its public health policies. If India is to imagine a healthier world post-COVID-19, it needs to address the glaring gender issues that affect ASHA workers. After all, what good is our applause if it does not translate to building a sustainable effort to empower our community health workers?

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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.