Harassment By The Church Continues: Transfer Orders and Warning Notices for Protesting Nuns

Harassment By The Church Continues: Transfer Orders and Warning Notices for Protesting Nuns

The nuns along with the survivor had written a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan after they received reminder notices to comply with the transfer order.
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.
Why Atheist And Communist Women Are Fighting For Entry To The Sabarimala

Why Atheist And Communist Women Are Fighting For Entry To The Sabarimala

For Periyar, stepping into the temple was taking a step towards the ideal of creating a casteless society. Likewise, demanding entry to the Sabarimala is a fight against gender discrimination and inequality.
Sexism And Casteism In The Pujo And The Plethora Of Rituals In Bengali Lives

Sexism And Casteism In The Pujo And The Plethora Of Rituals In Bengali Lives

A Bengali mother cannot witness her child’s first rice taking, or even her wedding due to the ritualistic prejudice that a mother’s sight could invoke the inauspicious.
Muslim Women Demand Their Rightful Entry Into The Inner Sanctum Sanctorum Of Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah

Muslim Women Demand Their Rightful Entry Into The Inner Sanctum Sanctorum Of Nizamuddin Auliya...

A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court against the notice outside the Nizamuddin Dargah which clearly states in English and in Hindi "Women are not allowed inside the shrine."
The Myth Of Muslim Women's Empowerment In India

The Myth Of Muslim Women’s Empowerment In India

Muslim women should decide for themselves what feminism is and other men or women should not decide that for us.
Book Review: Mothering a Muslim By Nazia Erum

Book Review: Mothering A Muslim By Nazia Erum

In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Dear Smriti Irani, If Only Women Didn’t Have To Wear Their Bleeding Uterus

Dear Smriti Irani, If Only Women Didn’t Have To Wear Their Bleeding Uterus

Smriti Irani’s analogy was weak and ineffective and goes a long way in creating further animosity about an already dividing issue.
The Tale Of Mahishasur And Durga: The Missing Story Of The Tribal Hero

The Tale Of Mahishasur And Durga: The Missing Story Of The Tribal Hero

If Durga symbolises a powerhouse, women’s empowerment, and victory over evil, then where are Avarna women in this celebration?
Is Our Society Ready For A Gender-Sensitised Understanding Of Devi?

Is Our Society Ready For A Gender-Sensitised Understanding Of Devi?

In this highly polarised world and with movements against sexual discrimination and oppression it is time to diversify the concept of Devi.

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How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.