Sit straight, look pretty, keep quiet, wear this, tie your hair like this, study hard, get married etc etc etc. On and on we get instructions telling us to behave a certain way to be a woman. But can the biology of a person really determine their behaviour? Can we just leave women alone and let them be who they are? (That sounds easy, right?)
Parlour aunties have this amazing talent of shaming you by asking you the simplest questions. It's just one of the examples of everyday sexism. Though you can't really blame them for thinking that only married women should have sex (or only women who have sex get Brazilian waxes). It's so intrinsic to our patriarchal society.
Depression is a complicated and debilitating illness. To put it into a form where those who have experienced it are able to identify with it and those who have never had it, to learn something from it, calls for incredible talent.
Pia Alize Hararika and Malathi Jogi created Custom Cuts when they got tired of one too many pieces of unsolicited advice about "doing feminism right".
Amrita Sher-Gil's rare ability of depicting liveliness in the complex realities of her paintings, she portrayed the ideas of human bonds like no other artist of her time.
As conversation around mental health grows in India, we look at how people are using creative mediums like poetry, cinema, music, and stand-up comedy to fight the stigma around it.
The comic is to the point and calls out male feminist allies’ mansplaining, gaslighting, misogyny, abuse, among others.
Tatsuya Ishida is an American comic who writes and draws the webcomic strip Sinfest. We bring you our top favourite feminist comics by him.
Spoken word poetry is one of the oldest means of story-telling. It has been around since poetry started being composed. Poetry was spread through oral means and only later did it get physically documented.
We will burn down into ashes only to rise above and reach the sky we will fill this atmosphere with flashes of our pride, victory and identity so high.