Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Fallacy In Faith: Religious Leaders Propagating Misogyny

Masses bestow allegiance and trust in the religious leaders that makes it easy for them to use their power to manipulate and abuse the trusting devotees who come to them for help or guidance.

The Gendered Politics Of Stepwells In India: Space, Water And Religion

Subterranean water structures like stepwells (vav,Baoli/Baori), and stepped tanks (kund) dotted the dry and arid regions of Western India, especially Gujarat and Rajasthan, and formed the major source of groundwater for centuries.

The Problems Of Hindutva’s Comparison Of Women With Kali

The juxtaposition of women and Kali leads to the imposition of a motherliness trope, which is a means of ossifying the gender norms and of controlling the sexuality of the women.
Dear India, Let Zaira Wasim Choose For Herself

Dear India, Let Zaira Wasim Choose For Herself

Once hailed as a superstar, Zaira Wasim is now at the receiving end of some hard hitting and harsh criticism because of quitting Bollywood.
Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

If the word Purdah evokes in your minds, an image of fully clad women chained in the four walls under the Taliban regime, Iran or Saudi Arabia, then you are gravely wrong.
In Photos: Mob Lynching Of Tabrez Ansari Sparks Nation-Wide Protests In 70 Cities

In Photos: Mob Lynching Of Tabrez Ansari Sparks Nation-Wide Protests In 70 Cities

In the light of mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old Muslim youth, brutally injured under the suspicion of theft, simultaneous protests were organized across 70 cities on June 27th.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.

Mumtaz Jahan Haider: The First Principal Of Women’s College Aligarh | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mumtaz Jahan Haider was a woman who was defiant towards the forceful Purdah system and advocated the importance of women’s education in Women's College at Aligarh.
Ramadan And Male Centralism:

Ramadan And Male Centralism: The Ordeals That Women Go Through

Fasting during Ramadan is meant to teach the importance of patience to Muslims, yet it also reflects the constant shaming imposed on women within the household.
Girls Inside The Madrassa: Confinement Under The Burden Of Morality

Girls Inside The Madrassa: Confinement Under The Burden Of Morality

Almost 60 female students from the age group of 8-18 live inside the small building of the madrassa which includes two halls and four rooms.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.