Gender

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

One Is Not Born A Woman: Remembering Monique Wittig's Feminism

One Is Not Born A Woman: Remembering Monique Wittig’s Feminism

Montique Wittig led the Mouvement de libération des femmes which advocated against the patriarchal society in France and for women’s bodily autonomy.
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.

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What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

From preparing the land, selecting seeds, transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than male farmers but are never recognised.