Holi

Bura Mano Holi Hain! The Blurring Of Consent On Holi

Holi has become a premier festival for socially sanctioned sexual harassment. It gives a free pass in the name of celebration to harass.
Meeting Societal Expectations Of Right And Wrong With Hijab

Meeting Societal Expectations Of Right And Wrong With “Hijab”

My harasser never wore his hijab. At the end of the day, all responsibilities to maintain the rectitude are put on women and their hair and hijab.
Dear SGPC, Homophobia Has No Place In Sikhism

Dear SGPC, Homophobia Has No Place In Sikhism

SGPC's own biases and homophobia is passed off as "Sikh ethics" without quoting from any of the Granths, or the teachings of the Guru.
What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

Sikhism as a religion is very tolerant and advocates equality and there are no references to homosexuality and homophobia in Guru Granth Sahib.
Hijab

To Hijab Or Not To Hijab: Should I Follow The Crowd?

Some people told me that women look more beautiful when wearing a hijab, it makes them look decent. Boys like women who dress in this manner.
Hijab

A Muslim Woman’s Response To “Muslims Are True Feminists”

I recently came across an article titled 'Muslims Are the True Feminists' by Gabby Aossey on The Huffington Post by an American privileged woman which tried to establish the fact that only "Muslim" women are true feminists, because Muslim women cover themselves and thus, are more empowered. This is not the first time that I came across such a hypothesis - which I undoubtedly find very disturbing.
Jain community

The Glaring Questions that Lay Ahead for the Jain Community after Aradhana’s Death

I am calling for a structural critique of the religious ethos and the continuing practices of the Jain community, for they seep into the everyday lives of women who are oppressed and coerced into performing religious and cultural practices that only feed the morality and vested interests of a patriarchal religious institution.
BMMA Co-Founder Zakia Soman On The Need To Reform Muslim Personal Law

BMMA Co-Founder Zakia Soman On The Need To Reform Muslim Personal Law

Zakia Soman visited Ambedkar University, Delhi on 30th September, 2016 to deliver a talk on the 'Need To Reform Muslim Personal Laws'.
Durga, Gender and Sexuality - A Photo Essay

Durga, Gender and Sexuality – A Photo Essay

In this photo essay, I carefully examine the idols and explore the mystery of their various expressions. The idols portray the hypocrisy of the patriarchal society which, at one hand claims to worship goddesses, while at the other, does not respect women, non-masculine men and the LGBTQ community.
Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board's Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

Along with other misogynistic things, the AIMPLB said that Muslim men would murder their wives “to get rid” of them if triple talaq gets banned.

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Dear World, Thank You. Sincerely, A Fat Girl.

I am a fat girl who has survived this world, and this is my letter of gratitude to every person that has aided my self-acceptance.
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