Masculinity

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on toxic masculinity, gender sensitisation for men and boys and how can men be feminist allies.

Dear Men, You Win. #NotAllMen

Dear Men, You Win. #NotAllMen

Some men molested women for “fun” on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, but there is a more pertinent issue that we must address - #NotAllMen.
How To Be A Misogynist, Entitled, Sexist Man On The Internet – A 101

How To Be A Misogynist, Entitled, Sexist Man On The Internet – A 101

After eight months of research on what to insert into my vagina, ten years of actually having periods, and twenty one years of having a uterus it was stupid of me to actually believe I would know as much as men.
11 Ways How Toxic Masculinity Hurts Men

11 Ways How Toxic Masculinity Hurts Men

Toxic masculinity is the model most men grow up with and it is natural they emulate it, mostly unquestioningly.
The Misogyny And Deception Of Men's Rights Activism

The Misogyny And Deception Of Men’s Rights Activism

Men's rights activism derail feminist conversations; their sole purpose is to attack feminists rather than talk about genuine issues that men face.
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Why Mansplaining About Sexual Harassment Must Stop

We are angry and rightfully so, because every time we step out in public, we have to make ourselves smaller, inconspicuous, just so that we can get to our destinations without having our bodies and space violated. That is something that cis gendered heterosexual men will never understand. So no, you don’t get to tell us what to do when we're harassed. And you definitely don’t get to decide what’s best for women.
Dear Men, Here’s Why ‘Believing’ in Gender Equality Doesn’t Make You A Feminist

Dear Men, Here’s Why ‘Believing’ in Gender Equality Doesn’t Make You A Feminist

The notion that some loose and half assed acknowledgement of a vague and libertarian idea of gender equality makes you a feminist is fiction

To Be A Part Of The Feminist Movement: 10 Tips To My Male Friends

Feminism sometimes suffers from misinterpretation, social trolling, and a sort of xenophobia (as if it's a strange object) and hence its voice needs to reach the male audience, who play a significant role inside the patriarchal cage.

Don’t Mancriminate – A Sad Marketing Ploy To Grab Eyeballs!

I recently came across a video titled Don’t Mancriminate which is part of a campaign that claims to fight for ‘men's rights’. The almost-five...

Boy, Interrupted: The Role Of Men In The Feminist Movement

When the I Need Feminism campaign was started by the Feminism in India, after successful similar endeavours at the Oxford and Cambridge universities, social...

The 6 Myths Of Masculinity: Debunking The Notion Of The Alpha Male

As an Indian feminist, I am deeply concerned about the detrimental effect of the media on men and boys in our country. There is considerable...

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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.
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On Prithviraj’s Statement And The Long History Of Misogyny in Malayalam Cinema

Actor Prithviraj's statement is a small step in rectifying the decades of misogyny perpetuated in Malayalam cinema.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.