Sunday, January 19, 2020
10 Things You Shouldn't Ask A Transgender Man

10 Things You Shouldn’t Ask A Transgender Man

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People, sometimes without even realising or intending to, ask a transgender man or a trans person such questions that are absolutely inappropriate and offensive.
Revisiting The Questions Around Queer Women In India

Revisiting The Questions Around Queer Women In India

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Often Queer women struggle in finding places to live, applying for jobs and universities. Workplace harassment is more likely to happen if they are out of the closet.
Ericka Hart Controversy: "Any Gender Can Get Their Period"

Ericka Hart Controversy: “Any Gender Can Get Their Period”

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On 19th October, Ericka Hart, a Social Justice Distributor and Sex Educator tweeted the phrase, "Any Gender Can Get Their Period" for National Period Day. While the post received a positive response from many, there were a large number of people who were vocally opposed to this opinion.
Patriarchy Also Affects Asexual Women And We Need To Talk About It

Patriarchy Also Affects Asexual Women And We Need To Talk About It

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Several times, asexual women get married to heterosexual men in an arrange marriage set-up only to realize that they do not feel any sexual attraction towards their husbands. This leads to domestic violence, marital rape and conversion therapy.
Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

6 Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

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Popular media is having a lack of asexual characters. Usually, if there is a character, it is full of stereotypes. Asexuals are depicted as cold, mindless, killers and villains if they get any representation.
Laxmmi Bomb: When Bollywood Tries Too Hard (And Fails) To Be ‘Woke’

Laxmmi Bomb: When Bollywood Tries Too Hard (And Fails) To Be ‘Woke’

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Laxmmi Bomb is categorised as a comedy-horror and according to early promotions is supposed to be a movie about a transgender ghost which takes possession of Kumar’s character.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

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Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.
queering mental health

Queering Mental Health: Mental Health From The Margins

Queering mental health is necessary to respond to the needs of queer clients by incorporating the stressors inherent in living on the margins of a heterosexually defined world.

Understanding Queer Fan-Fiction As The Site For Healing

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As a queer woman of colour, I was able to locate that sense of solidarity in queer fan-fiction produced by queer fans and fandoms of colour.
One Year After Section 377: Get To Know The ABCDs Of LGBT

One Year After Section 377: Get To Know The ABCDs Of LGBT

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Its been a year since the scrapping of section 377 and this week, we go back to school to learn our much needed queer alphabets.

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Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.

Can You Really Be A Heterosexual Feminist In This Patriarchal World?

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Can a woman really, given what she knows, enter a relationship of trust, adulation and love with a man? Can she really be a heterosexual feminist?