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myths about feminism

The F-Word: 10 Common Myths About Feminism Debunked

"Feminists have no sense of humour" and other myths about feminism debunked!

Talvar Review: A Film That Raises Many Questions

Talvar will make you question the system even more!

Man’s World: A Good Attempt But Failed Execution

Man's World is a short series by YashRaj Films, which tries to show every sexism that women face via gender role reversals.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!
Book Review: 'Drawing The Line' Zubaan's Swanky New Graphic Novel

Book Review: ‘Drawing The Line’ Zubaan’s Swanky New Graphic Novel

Drawing The Line: see good Indian girls crossing the line!

Boys of Bangladesh launches first-ever Bangladeshi lesbian comic “Dhee”

Boys of Bangladesh launches Dhee, a lesbian comic character.

“An Ideal Girl”: An Excerpt From ‘Drawing The Line’, A Graphic Novel by Zubaan

We are thrilled to bring you an excerpt from Zubaan's awesome new graphic novel 'Drawing The Line: Indian Women Fight Back'.

Meet Aarthi: The Woman Behind The Popular Comic Series Royal Existentials

Royal Existentials is a weekly webcomic series that uses Indian vintage art and imagery to tell stories of historical (and contemporary) angst.

Skin Deep: A Photo Essay on Acid Attack Survivor Ritu

This photo essay attempts to shatter the myth of beauty that is represented and manufactured by the mainstream media. An attempt to envision the quote “beauty isn’t skin deep.”
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A Feminist Reading of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography

Orlando will alter the reader’s preconceived notions of male or female characteristics by highlighting socially structured gender & biological sex.

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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.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.