Intersectionality

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

Has Kerala Always Considered Menstruating Women Impure?

Has Kerala Always Considered Menstruating Women Impure?

Chengannur Bhagavathy’s ritual menstruation or 'tripputtarattu' is celebrated in Kerala to this day. Women (and men) who desire children, women who suffer from infertility, women seeking a good marriage all pray to Chengannur Bhagavathy.
It’s Time We Talked about Uterine Hypoplasia

It’s Time We Talked about Uterine Hypoplasia

It is about time that we get familiar and comfortable with the concept that there are women who do not menstruate at all. There may be several reasons for it, and one such cause is uterine hypoplasia.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
Why We Need To Talk About The Gedi Route and Street Sexual Harassment in India

Why We Need To Talk About The Gedi Route And Street Sexual Harassment In...

The Gedi route somehow has also become a space of women’s harassment, dominated primarily by men, who are free to move about in it as women constantly look over their shoulder for approaching cars or loose remarks.
‘सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन’ एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए भी प्रजनन अधिकार है

‘सुरक्षित गर्भसमापन’ एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए भी प्रजनन अधिकार है

एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं के लिए ऑपरेशन से गर्भसमापन किये जाने की अपेक्षा दवाओं से गर्भसमापन कराना बेहतर विकल्प हो सकता है| पर एचआईवी बाधित महिलाओं को आमतौर पर गर्भसमापन कराने के लिए सुरक्षित विकल्प नहीं मिल पाते|
Rural Women's Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Rural Women’s Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.
ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

रत्नाबोली रे प्रसिद्ध मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता, प्रशिक्षित मनोवैज्ञानिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य अधिकार पर काम करने वाली संस्था ‘अंजली’ की संस्थापिका हैं|
गुजरात के एचआईवी/एड्स कार्यक्रम में शामिल की गयी वीर्य नष्ट से जुड़ी चिंताएं

गुजरात के एचआईवी/एड्स कार्यक्रम में शामिल की गयी वीर्य नष्ट से जुड़ी चिंताएं

दक्षिण एशिया में पुरुषों में वीर्य खत्म होना महिलाओं में योनिस्राव होने जितना ही महत्व रखता है और इससे प्रजनन और स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं भी प्रभावित होती है|
Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Sabotaging birth control methods, lying about being on birth control, stealthing, forcing the partner into pregnancy or abortion, are all ways of coercive reproduction.
Unpacking 'Housewife' And Its Problematic Implications

Unpacking ‘Housewife’ And Its Problematic Implications

Housewife as a word is complicit in the erasure of agency of married women by defining them in terms of their relationships and the domestic obligations that correspond.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

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.