Thursday, December 12, 2019

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.

Tryst With Kink: Brushstrokes Of BDSM On My Sexuality

Tryst With Kink: Brushstrokes Of BDSM On My Sexuality

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A myth buster on BDSM, the aritcle aims to talk about the personal journey of the author, masculinity, domination, submission and aftercare.
On Being Boys: An Open Letter To My 14-Year-Old Self

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

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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?

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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.

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''
The Faces Of India’s Adivasi And Tribal Activism You Should Know

The Faces Of India’s Adivasi And Tribal Activism You Should Know

Activists have fought against external forces, defending their forests and rights over land. Let’s take a look at some of the new faces of tribal activism!