Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

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Covid-19 has presented a scenario of increased incidence of family abuse, intimate partner violence, and greater complication in reporting and seeking help.
To My Fellow Male Citizens, Let’s Talk About Menstruation

To My Fellow Male Citizens, Let’s Talk About Menstruation

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Patriarchal society taboos the discussion on the issues of menstruation in the family, and hence as studies show, men barely know anything about menstruation.
Covid-19: Kashmir Under Yet Another Lockdown

Covid-19: Kashmir Under Yet Another Lockdown

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The reality we inhabit seems akin to a strange dream, and everyone is struggling to cope with the novelty of it all. A novelty, that is unfortunately an everyday struggle for some sections of the same country. Kashmir.
ASHA In The Time Of COVID-19

ASHA In The Time Of COVID-19

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As Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers take charge of the COVID-19 public health effort amidst calls for safe working conditions and fair remuneration, India needs to take stock of the gendered notions of care work that shape its public health policies. If India is to imagine a healthier world post-COVID-19, it needs to address the glaring gender issues that affect ASHA workers. After all, what good is our applause if it does not translate to building a sustainable effort to empower our community health workers?
The Vaginal Discharges And The Hidden Cost To Conform

The Vaginal Discharges And The Hidden Cost To Conform

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Vaginal discharge is not a fluid the body throws out in disgust of itself as the society would like the women to believe, it is the body’s mechanism to clean itself.
Safe And Consensual Sexting During Lockdown: An Alternative For Sex?

Safe And Consensual Sexting During Lockdown: An Alternative For Sex?

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I don’t know about you, but the thought of sexting usually comes with a bout of anxiety, especially with the prospect being found out or having my nudes leaked on the internet.
Post COVID-19 For Women In Work: Perspectives From India

Post COVID-19 For Women In Work: Perspectives From India

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Following the COVID-19 lockdown, most paid care work services within the household has been suspended, shifting the burden of the household on the women and young girls.
COVID-19: How Casteist Is This Pandemic?

COVID-19: How Casteist Is This Pandemic?

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Based on the religion of Hinduism, social distancing, which is claimed to be the curative measure for COVID-19, has always been used as a socially-sanctioned weapon of collective discrimination.
Covid-19 Pandemic & The Socio-Economic & Political Impact On Women

Covid-19 Pandemic & The Socio-Economic & Political Impact On Women

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One must not forget; the pandemic has not been produced in a vacuum. It is a part of our world now. A world that rests on imbalanced socio-politico-economic structures.
The Pandemic Is A Timely Reminder Of The Issues Faced By ASHA Workers

The Pandemic Is A Timely Reminder Of The Issues Faced By ASHA Workers

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ASHA workers are yet not provided with personal protective equipment or safety gears. The safety totally depends upon a bottle of sanitizer and 6 hours disposal mask.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Same-Sex Marriage In India: Unveiling The Marriage Project

Marriage Project is a legal project that aims to legalize same-sex marriage in India. According to Guruswamy and Katju, there is a legal and social aspect to this project.