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.

On Being Boys: An Open Letter To My 14-Year-Old Self

On Being Boys: An Open Letter To My 14-Year-Old Self

A short letter to my teenage self about peer pressure, masculinity, body positivity, sexuality and growing up as boys in modern India.
What Does #MenToo Mean In A World Where Women's Stories Are Still Dismissed?

What Does #MenToo Mean In A World Where Women’s Stories Are Still Dismissed?

As a response to the #MeTooIndia, we are witnessing the rise of #MenToo, aimed at protecting men from false sexual misconduct accusations.
Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Exist. Believe Them.

Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Exist. Believe Them.

The male survivors of child sexual abuse rarely report their abuse or seek professional help as they are often bogged down by the culture of toxic masculinity.
Let's Talk About The Machismo In Politics And The Futility of it

Let’s Talk About The Machismo In Politics And The Futility of it

Machismo in politics has been present long before politicians started using chest measurements and other such shows of strength to spread their propaganda.
Angry Men In Power: Can the Public Monster Be A Private Saint?

Angry Men In Power: Can The Public Monster Be A Private Saint?

How do these angry men in power, who let their rage, resentment, and sense of entitlement fly off the handle in public locations, behave in the private sphere, where there is no-one to take notes, no embarrassing witnesses and no-one strong enough to stop their assaults?
How Men Can Be Part Of Feminist Movement Infographic

Infographic: How Can Men Be A Part of The Feminist Movement?

Feminism is not a fight against men but a fight against the patriarchal system.Thus, it is important for men to be our allies as well.
Benevolent Sexism: Is Chivalry A Threat To Gender Equality?

Benevolent Sexism: Is Chivalry A Threat To Gender Equality?

Both hostile sexism and benevolent sexism are ways to establish male dominance and work towards a common goal of ensuring that gender inequality prevails.
How Harmful Is Patriarchy To Men And Boys

How Harmful Is Patriarchy To Men And Boys?

Due to widespread patriarchy, boys often end up ignoring the possibility of sexual assaults and when they happen, they find it hard to believe it to be true. The toxic masculinity has internalised the idea that men can’t be raped or harassed.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

The obvious concern here is the adverse representation of lower castes and tribes in higher educational institutions, despite the formulation of reservation laws that were implemented five decades back. And with such a scarce representation of SC/ST groups in general, it is quite obvious that the percentage of women from these minority groups is even worse.