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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

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The 13th installation of the controversial show Bigg Boss has been the longest running season ever in the history of this show, for many reasons, right and wrong.
Man-struation Or Irritable Male Syndrome: "Dear Men, Are You IMSing?"

Man-struation Or Irritable Male Syndrome: “Dear Men, Are You IMSing?”

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Irritable Male Syndrome or IMS is not a recognised medical ailment. Endocrinologist from Comenius University, Peter Celec, published a study in 2002 that showed the both men and women experience lunar rhythms of testosterone, for men on day 18 of a 30 day cycle.
Why Do We Need To Reject Toxic Masculinity For Our Mental Health?

Why We Need To Reject Toxic Masculinity For Better Mental Health

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Women suffer from anxiety disorders and chronic depression, resulting from toxic masculinity by the virtue of being in relationships with men.
The Many Masculinities In Bollywood: 1960s To The Present

The Many Masculinities In Bollywood: 1960s To The Present

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Many movies even now promote misogyny and broody behavior of men. It is a long journey and we need to keep revisiting the old and new times of masculinities portrayed in Bollywood.
K Sivan— Men Crying In Public And The Larger Message It Carries

K Sivan— Men Crying In Public And The Larger Message It Carries

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In a more local context, we’ve seen the public criticize ISRO Chairperson K Sivan for crying when Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander failed to touch down on the Moon’s surface.
Mard Ko Dard Kyon Nahin Hota?— On Hegemonic Masculinity

Mard Ko Dard Kyon Nahin Hota?— On Hegemonic Masculinity

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The fact is that a sexual assault can happen to anyone but because of the stereotypical notions of hegemonic masculinity, men refuse to be portrayed as a victim of a situation.
Infographic: 6 Subtle Signs That You Are Being Mansplained

Infographic: 6 Subtle Signs That You Are Being Mansplained

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Mansplaining is most visible in the workplace, classrooms and gymnasiums. Women are mansplained in order to make them feel incompetent, in comparison to men.
"Just Joking": Peeking Into The Misogynistic Guys-Only WhatsApp Groups

“Just Joking”: Peeking Into The Misogynistic Guys-Only WhatsApp Groups

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If men keep sharing lewd remarks about women constantly on such WhatsApp groups, what effect would it have on the mindset of other people? They would have the same thought process while looking at women on roads and while working with them in offices.

I Am A Man And This Is How ‘Kabir Singh’ Is Damaging To Me

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Even as a young man who believes deeply in the innate equality and agency of women, I subconsciously get one step closer to normalizing threatening a woman who won’t sleep with me, just because a commercial movie with an attractive lead told me I could.

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Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.
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.