Intersectionality

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

Why According to Science '100% Straight People' Are a Myth

Why According To Science ‘100% Straight People’ Are A Myth

A groundbreaking 2015 study at Cornell University, USA, strongly suggests the non-existence of totally straight people or heterosexuals.
How Not To Celebrate Women's Day: Deconstructing WhatsApp Forwards

How Not To Celebrate Women’s Day: Deconstructing WhatsApp Forwards

Women's Day Whatsapp forwards serve to remind me that womanhood is only celebrated when it is convenient. When it is sanitised, stripped of anything remotely political, swathed in pink and devoid of accountability.
औरत ही औरत की दुश्मन होती है ? : एक नारीवादी अध्ययन

औरत ही औरत की दुश्मन होती है ? : एक नारीवादी अध्ययन

‘औरत ही औरत की दुश्मन है’ का जुमला एक निरर्थक धारणा है, जेंडर के नियमों को बनाए रखने की साजिश और पितृसत्ता का चक्रव्यू है जो महिलाओं को कमजोर साबित करना चाहता है, महिलाओं की दोस्ती और संगठन को चोट पहुंचना चाहता है।
It's About Time Indians Learnt To Talk About Mental Health

It’s About Time Indians Learnt To Normalise Mental Health

Normalising discussions around mental health, setting up boundaries, talking about symptoms and manifestations without demonising them are the kind of conversations we need to have with each other
7 Toxic Practices Around Reproductive Health And How We Can Stop Them

7 Toxic Practices Around Reproductive Health And How We Can Stop Them

The best way to dismantle this sly 'progressive' society excuses or cultural fabric involving practices around reproductive health, is by bringing strong evidences of intersectional oppression on gender and health into the mainstream.
Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

The Supreme Court directed all States to evict nearly one million Adivasis whose claims over forest land have been rejected.
How Inclusive Is Development Of Adivasi Communities?

How Inclusive Is India’s ‘Development’ Of Adivasi Communities?

The mainstream development paradigm has aggravated discontent among Adivasi communities. The reasons are not difficult to recognise – it encourages the siege of native resources, drives competition, is surplus-driven, instils private ownership, and consequently, is affecting the cultural identity of Adivasi peoples.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.
नेपाल में प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य से जुड़ी युवाओं और किशोरों की अभिलाषाएं

नेपाल में प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य से जुड़ी युवाओं और किशोरों की अभिलाषाएं

नेपाल में किशोरों को अक्सर बेहद निर्धनता, शिक्षा के सीमित अवसर, सीमित स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं और बंधनकारी सामाजिक और यौन मान्यताओं का सामना करना पड़ता है|
The Irony Behind India's Silence Around 'Sex'

The Irony Behind India’s Silence Around ‘Sex’

India’s relentless silence around the word ‘sex’ and its socio-cultural association with shame and promiscuity have turned it into the perverted society it is today.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj