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4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

Contesting the fairytale narrative makes for the weakening of claims to truth and in the process, allow for different possibilities to exist, especially those that are not heteronormative or patriarchal.
Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

My Little Body Book is a simple, charming picture book which introduces youngsters to the importance of taking care of their own bodies. From simple tips on hygiene to an empowering message of personal safety, Shruti Singhal’s visuals and text provide perfect reading material for talking about health, safety, emotional and physical well-being with very young children.
Here's Why 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Is Not A Feminist Show

Here’s Why ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ Is Not A Feminist Show

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the women empowering serial- "Zindagi Gulzar hai"- a guide to middle class girls on how to achieve social mobility by remaining virginal and thus, marrying burger guys who can claim to deserve them after "being boys for most of their life".
Joanna Thangiah

Joanna Thangiah’s Fat Positive, Sex Positive, Queer Allied, Brown Girl Art Is All The...

Joanna Thangiah's art grabs your attention with its irreverent themes, and its take-no-bullshit portrayal of fat, dark-skinned, sassy women.
Asma Jahangir

In Conversation With Asma Jahangir: An Insight Into The Great Mind

Asma Jahangir was a human rights lawyer and a social activist from Pakistan. She was the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 Does A Disservice To Abortion Rights

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 Does A Disservice To Abortion Rights

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 displays a firm pro-life belief by viewing abortion as an immature, cowardly, and an immoral choice.
Kamla Bhasin

In Conversation With Kamla Bhasin: Renowned Developmental Feminist Activist

Kamla Bhasin is perhaps India's most renowned developmental feminist activist, social scientist, poet and author. She has worked for 35 years in fields of women's rights, human development, peace and democracy.

Bullied, Stripped and Raped: What A Trans Woman Suffered At Her School

Vyjayanti, a trans woman, stepped into her school after 20 years as a speaker at the Hyderabad Literary Festival. She narrates how she was bullied, raped and tortured at school.
26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

FII crowdsourced 26 positive posters on mental health support and end of stigma on World Mental Health Day as part of their #SupportNotStigma campaign.
New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

Marathi cinema presently shows modern heroines with empowered ideals, but they somehow fail to break free from patriarchal shackles and understand the oppression of societal norms that they have internalised.

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The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

Marital rape or intimate partner rape is deeply pervasive and everyday reality contrary to what Indian men or women typically like to admit.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.