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.

'Sir, What Gave You The Authority?': On Men Mansplaining Things To Women

‘Sir, What Gave You The Authority?’: On Men Mansplaining Things To Women

It has never ceased to fascinate me how men have the confidence to talk down to women about something that they have no expertise on. #Mansplaining
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Being A Trans Man And The Pressures Of Masculinity

Masculinity, once upon a time, was just a word we studied in school, whose sole purpose was to differentiate the binary gender in society.
“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

When do you realise that you’re a boy? When society tells you. Watch these boys in rural Madhya Pradesh talk about imbibing gender roles.
chivalry

Is Chivalry A Subtle Form Of Sexism?

What the definition of chivalry does not make clear, is that perhaps courtesies are only extended to women of a certain social class. 
‘मर्द को दर्द नहीं होता’ वाला पुरुषों के लिए पितृसत्ता का जहर

‘मर्द को दर्द नहीं होता’ वाला पुरुषों के लिए पितृसत्ता का जहर

‘मर्द को कभी दर्द नहीं होता है|’ – जैसी पंक्तियों के ज़रिए पितृसत्ता ने ‘मर्द’ को गढ़ने में अपना सक्रिय योगदान दिया है|
Angry Hindu Nationalist

The Angry Hindu Nationalist And The Melancholia Of Lost Masculinity

The angry Hindu nationalist male, caught in an evolving world he can't keep up with, has taken to his vicious worst to make his presence felt.
Invisible Privileges

The Invisible Privileges Of Looking Like A Cis Male

How do gender, identity and cis-passing privileges affect people's perceptions and navigation of the public space?
Mansplaining 101: Why Do Men Explain Things To Women?

Mansplaining 101: Why Do Men Explain Things To Women?

Mansplaining refers to men explaining things to women that they might already know and comes from an assumed power position of ‘knowing’.
लिपस्टिक लगाने से रेप होगा: प्रोग्रसिव सोच का दोहरा सच | Feminism In India

‘लिपस्टिक लगाने से रेप होगा’: प्रोग्रसिव सोच का दोहरा सच

पितृसत्ता में जीने वाले पुरुष प्रगतिशीलता का जामा पहनकर महिलाओं के खिलाफ सड़ी सोच और वीभत्स सोच को बढ़ावा देते है|
five things to say to a woman who thinks men have it tough too

5 Things To Tell A Woman Who Says “You Know, Men Have It Tough...

I've wondered how it'd feel to give a woman who fails to recognise male privilege and thinks men have it tough, a course in Patriarchy 101.

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It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.