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.

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.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

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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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When Will Fatherhood Include Domestic & Childcare Responsibilities?

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When a father does invest in his child, we fawn over him and call his wife 'lucky', when in fact, it should just be 'normal'. Why is fatherhood devoid o domestic and childcare responsibilities?
Dance Like a Man

Review Of Dance Like A Man: Society’s Desire For Wholistic Masculinity

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Mahesh Dattani, through his play Dance Like a Man, throws light upon the patriarchal and heterosexual post-independence setup of the Indian society where this play is set.
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What It’s Like To Talk About Gender And Feminism In Kashmir

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Talking about feminism in Kashmir is a tricky territory - women were deliberately getting pushed behind, from the most subtle to the most overt ways.
'Sir, What Gave You The Authority?': On Men Mansplaining Things To Women

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

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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

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Masculinity, once upon a time, was just a word we studied in school, whose sole purpose was to differentiate the binary gender in society.

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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.
COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

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The constant demand and supply of ‘productivity’ in academia, the thumb rule of survival: “publish or perish” is not only problematic but dangerously harmful.
Can A Pandemic Be A Patriarch, Too?

Can A Pandemic Be A Patriarch, Too?

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Ever since the lock down has been announced due to the pandemic, the National Commission for Women has reported a notable upswing in the numbers of cases of domestic violence (nearly 69 in 8 days), that are being brought to their notice.