Gender

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

Relief Work For Covid-19 And The Patriarchal Challenges That Cropped Up

Covid-19 Relief Work & The Patriarchal Challenges That Cropped Up

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That menstrual hygiene might hinder the relief work for Covid-19 due to patriarchal mindsets was a far-fetched thought. Alas, we were wrong.
Congratulations, You Made It. You Are A Pressure Cooker!

Congratulations, You Made It. You Are A Pressure Cooker!

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I feel, there is a unconscious gender stereotyping that runs deeper in our psyche every time, we gift a woman a pressure cooker. Ask yourself, would you ever gift a pressure cooker to a man unless he is particularly interested in cooking?
How Is Domestic Violence Linked To The COVID-19 Lockdown?

How Is Domestic Violence Linked To The COVID-19 Lockdown?

Mandatory stay-at-home rules, economic uncertainty, and anxiety caused by the pandemic have led to an increase in domestic violence.
A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

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The courts and legal processes are ignorant and lack sensitivity when dealing with the cases of violence against Dalit women.
Abortion Amid Lockdown: How Can The State Take Responsibility?

Abortion Amid Lockdown: How Can The State Take Responsibility?

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Abortion in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like this, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.
Covid-19 Lockdown: The Aroma Of Patriarchy From Indian Kitchens

Covid-19 Lockdown: The Aroma Of Patriarchy From Indian Kitchens

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The assigned gender roles, something that felt distant from pages, suddenly felt so heart-wrenching in the days of the lockdown.
Bread Of Life: The Making Of Roti And The Politics Around It

Bread Of Life: The Making Of Roti And The Politics Around It

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Millions the world over have to leave their homes to earn their ‘rozi roti’ or livelihood. Bread or roti is such an integral part of our existence that it is part of our vocabulary and the idioms we use in our speech.
Why Is The Beautiful Game Of Football Still So Sexist?

Why Is The Beautiful Game Of Football Still So Sexist?

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Young girls see no representation of their sex at professional levels in football, and their male companions often taunt them in relation to their assumed lack of knowledge about the sport.
The Right To Pee: The Gender And Caste Privileges Of Urination

The Right To Pee: The Gender And Caste Privileges Of Urination

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Having to adjust their body to a limited number of times that they can urinate, the time of the day when they can urinate, the amount of liquid their body can intake to manage their pee, and the scarce locations where they are allowed to pee often leads to a psychological toll.
Can A Pandemic Be A Patriarch, Too?

Can A Pandemic Be A Patriarch, Too?

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Ever since the lock down has been announced due to the pandemic, the National Commission for Women has reported a notable upswing in the numbers of cases of domestic violence (nearly 69 in 8 days), that are being brought to their notice.

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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.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
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.