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The Marriage-Based Rituals Of The Rabha Tribe From Assam

At first glimpse into the marriage preparations of the Rabha tribe, one notices a high level of women’s participation where work/labour is concerned. However, there is a deep-rooted gendering of these roles that have been practised over time.

When The Personal Is Political: Inequality Within Marriage

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to address inequality within marriage and dismantle patriarchy.
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Bootyvideo

Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Booty

Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender roles and stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, hygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infections are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.
“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

When do you realise that you’re a boy? When society tells you. Watch these boys in rural Madhya Pradesh talk about imbibing gender roles.
Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman motorcycle mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb
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What Does It Mean To Be A Working Mother In A Rural Community?

We must unpack what it means to be a working mother rather than celebrating the double burden of labour that such women are subjected to.
Rural Women's Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Rural Women’s Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.
When Children ‘Perform’ Gender | Feminism in India

When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?
Meet The Dowry-Free Baiga Adivasi Community In A Country Of Dowry Deaths

Meet The Dowry-Free Baiga Adivasi Community In A Country Of Dowry Deaths

The Baiga community, like many Adivasi communities, does not follow the patriarchal dowry system, setting an example in a country where women are killed for dowry every day.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.