Violence

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on sexual, physical and mental violence against women and marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

A young student received rape and death threats when she replied to this sexist matrimonial ad for a bit of fun.
Child Sexual Abuse

The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

It is difficult to come out as a survivor of sexual abuse in a society where blaming the victim is the norm. In this light, child sexual abuse is an issue which is usually not paid much attention to.
The Partition Of India: A Tale Of Violation Of Women's Rights

The Partition Of Punjab: A Tale Of Violation Of Women’s Rights

The Partition of Punjab has left its imprint on upcoming generations especially due to the nature of violence inflicted upon women through it.
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut
Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

The incident concerning Ayesha Gulalai indicates the horrid scenario of harassment that even a very powerful woman in Pakistan cannot avoid.

A Story Of The Culture Of Domestic Violence

Padma* reckons she is about 22 years old. Having married before she turned 18, she has 2 small children. Her family had moved in as...
Malayalam Actor Dileep Promotes Rape Culture Both On Screen And Off It

Arrested For Assault, Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Films Reek Of Sexism

Malayalam actor Dileep has been arrested for the abduction & assault of an actress. His films aren't exempt from the stench of sexism either.
High Spirits

High Spirits Cafe: Misogynists Uncovered And A Movement Has Begun

The owner of High Spirits, a bar in Pune, was called out for sexually harassing women. It fueled the #MeToo movement and spread awareness.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj