Intersectionality

In this section, find articles on intersectionality and Indian feminism including critical pieces on caste, class, body, violence, sexuality, gender and masculinity.

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Why Mansplaining About Sexual Harassment Must Stop

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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.

Bodily Integrity and Freedoms [Artwork]

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What does bodily integrity and freedoms mean to you?

Kabali Review: A Film In The Direction Of Non-Brahminical Ways Of Life

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New themes, non-standard dialects, non-conventional faces and non-Brahminical ways of life will find more prominence in the movies and caste will be more pronounced in the storyline. Kabali, starring superstar Rajinikanth, is a film in the same direction.

Bullied, Stripped and Raped: What A Trans Woman Suffered At Her School

Vyjayanti, a trans woman, stepped into her school after 20 years as a speaker at the Hyderabad Literary Festival. She narrates how she was bullied, raped and tortured at school.
The Silence We Carry: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

The Silence We Carry: Childhood Sexual Abuse And Mental Health

Childhood sexual abuse often has a huge impact in an individual’s mental health and has far reaching consequences. The mental health conditions most associated with childhood sexual abuse are post traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders, depression, and substance abuse disorders.

Living and Coping with Depression and Anxiety: A Resource List

One of the more frustrating things about depression is knowing that your brain is lying to you and not being able to stop that -- often it will find a weakness and highlight it beyond proportion and with no kindness. Over the years I have gathered resources and ways to help me in my episodes.
The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming And How It Affects Her Life Even Now

The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming And How It Affects Her...

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No matter what society tells you, life is not to be wasted in blaming yourself for not being pretty, smart, or wanted enough.
Why Aren't We Talking About Sexual Consent In India?

Why Aren’t We Talking About Sexual Consent In India?

Consent is not too difficult to understand if you understand that everybody has a different relationship with their body. No matter what kind of a relationship you think somebody has with their body, it's still very personal. It's thus only legit to be able to respect each other's bodily autonomy and not just mindlessly go on impinging on them.

14 Illustrations On Anxiety That Will Make You Feel You’re Not Alone

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Pranita Kocharekar really wanted people to know that they're not alone; she illustrates relatable feelings and emotions of an anxious person.

Women Shut Body Shamers And Say “My Body, My Rules; #ButtOut!”

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Body shaming is labeling an individual with inappropriate negative terms and statements, based on the their weight, size and body type. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just ‘fat’ and ‘curvy’ women who constantly get mocked and shamed. Women of all sizes, shapes and body structure have to deal with it.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
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.
Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Marriage Project is a legal project that aims to legalize same-sex marriage in India. According to Guruswamy and Katju, there is a legal and social aspect to this project.