Intersectionality

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

Durga Puja And Dussehra Meet Each Other At Patriarchal Junctions

Durga Puja And Dussehra Meet Each Other At Their Patriarchal Best

Durga Puja and Dussehra, festivals that define our identity as members of the Hindu community, that create a mood of joy and celebration also exposes the patriarchal underpinnings of society. Sniff the air…it’s unmistakably there.
The Ideal Of ‘Recovery’: Mental Health In Policy And Praxis Has Multiple Anchors

The Ideal Of ‘Recovery’ – What Does Care Look Like?

We must set up the stage for us to question the very linearity that makes current mental health interventions exclusionary.
mental health for persons with disabilities

Why Is The Mental Health Of Persons With Disabilities Overlooked?

Mental health and physical disability together form a difficult intersection, both being highly stigmatized. This intersection is seldom recognized, and rarely discussed. The idea persists that Persons With Disabilities are disabled, not “mad”, and therefore do not require mental health support.
Durga Puja And The Myth Of Worshipping "Nari Shakti"

Durga Puja And The Myth Of Worshipping “Nari Shakti”

A contradictory festival in itself, Durga Puja is supposed to be that time of the year where the society embraces a daughter with open arms while also passing subtle derogatory comments when a girl is wearing shorts as a part of her festive apparel.

Divya Arora: India’s First Wheelchair-User Actor With Cerebral Palsy

For one, I hadn’t seen a play in a long time, and second, the direction of the play by two women, Sohaila Kapur and Divya Arora herself, portraying stories of “disability, betrayal and love”, piqued my interest, and I decided to go.
Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

The concept of gendered etiquette not only creates a gap between gender and defining gender roles, but also maintains the gap between social classes.
Chinmayanand Case: The Accuser Is Now An Accused

Chinmayanand Case: The Accuser Is Now An Accused

On 23rd August, a 23 year old law student of Shahjahanpur’s Swami Shukdev Anand Post Graduate College, in a viral video posted on her Facebook profile, hinted that Chinmayanand, a former BJP Union Minster was exploiting her and pleaded the Prime Minister and the State’s Chief Minister to take action.

Here’s How You Can Contact Protection Officers For Domestic Violence

Protection officers help serve an important link between the victim and law enforcement officers, namely the police, the magistrate and the lawyers.

Suicidal Spaces: Why I Considered Working On My Mental Health

The suicidal space that I was stuck in earlier was akin to a maze of rooms and in each room there were blackboards and metal screeching against metal.
On Parental Alcoholism And Broken Childhood

Alcohol Abuse: On Parental Alcoholism And Broken Childhood

After dinner and drinks, he would move to the living area, casually initiating conversation with the wife, his tongue and nerves loosening up as an effect of alcohol.

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Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.