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.

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...

How Patriarchy Hurts Men Too

I preface this post by pointing out that I identify as a feminist. That when I make the claim that gender rights are for...

BOYS DON’T CRY: The gender guidelines and empowerment efforts

Recently Vogue India has come up with an amazing mission of creating short videos to spread awareness on women empowerment, which is often being hashtagged...

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Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
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32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
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The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.