Intersectionality

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

"I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts": On Bras And Breasts

“I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts”: On Bras And Breasts

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We need to teach our girls that their breast size or nipple type does not decide their worth. That they don't have to pass those beauty, breast and nipple tests to know that they are beautiful.
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

A Reading Of Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri: A Seminal Text On Caste

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Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

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Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
Bhakti Movement

The Bhakti Movement and Roots of Indian Feminism

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The women of the Bhakti movement challenged Brahminical patriarchy through their songs, poems and ways of life.
Govt Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than They Need Sanitary Napkins

The Government Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than Sanitary Napkins | #ThePadEffect

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The govt has declared sindoor, bangles and bindis as tax-exempt, however, sanitary napkins are still taxed at 12% under the new GST rules.
goddess worship

The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

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The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
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.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

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On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Gazal Dhaliwal

“I Always Knew, I Was A Woman”: In Conversation With Gazal Dhaliwal

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Gazal, known as Gunraj till the age of 25 to everyone around her, was born with Gender Dysphoria. In one of her INK talks (yes, she's done more than one) Gazal says "For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt, without even a fragment of doubt, that I was a girl."
What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

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According to the Quran, Talaq is one of the most disliked acts that a believer can perform. No verse validates instantaneous Triple Talaq.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

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The primary problem with such an organisation of gender and sex is that it negates the possibility of other “biologically” gendered identities; even if it is identified, it is mostly identified as an imperfection, a flaw or even a disorder.
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.