Friday, November 15, 2019

Gender

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

Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

The concept of gendered etiquette not only creates a gap between gender and defining gender roles, but also maintains the gap between social classes.

What Pain Women Overcome To Bring Femininity To The Table

Whenever I call her and tell her my body hurts, she tells me hers does too. It happens when you don’t take rest, she says. In the commonness of our pain, I wonder, if this is true for all women’s bodies.
Men’s Rights Activism Needs To Stop Demanding Space From Feminist Activism

Men’s Rights Activism Needs To Stop Demanding Space From Feminist Activism

Men face problems. Women face problems. But it is important to address them in their rightful space. Here are some ways in which men’s rights activism attempts to usurp the space that feminist activism creates for itself
Why Do Indian Women Do Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Why Do Indian Women Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Even at the peak of the #MeToo movement in India, many Indian women in positions of power continued to defend and enable the men who sexually exploited, harassed, or assaulted other women.
Snakes And Women In Popular Culture: A Charming Thought?

Snakes And Women In Popular Culture: A Charming Thought?

These costumes, the seductive but aggressive dance steps, the excessive makeup and overacting—all these elements in popular culture together contribute to a narrative in India of equating snakes with evil women.
New India At 75—Where Would We Stand In Terms Of Gender?

New India At 75—Where Would We Stand In Terms Of Gender?

New India at 75 consists of forty one chapters, falling under four sections. The section on Inclusion deals with the much needed task of investing in the capabilities of Indian citizens, dealing with issues of health, education, and those who are traditionally marginalised.

“Good Girls Don’t Whistle”— The Gendered Art Of Whistling

There are also others who confess their love for whistling but they had to give up on their passion and surrender to phrases like—“Girls don’t whistle” or “Good girls don’t whistle”.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
Delhi’s Women Help Line Is In Need Of A Lifeline

Here Is Why Delhi’s Women Helpline Itself Needs A Lifeline

25 staff of Delhi Women Help Line have crossed more than 55 days of protest against the privatization of Women Help Line, demanding the government to protect their labour rights and security of the women in the capital.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.