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Nighat Dad: On Digital Rights, Cyber Laws And #HamaraInternet In Pakistan

Nighat Dad: On Digital Rights, Cyber Laws And #HamaraInternet In Pakistan

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Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and digital rights activist who campaigns actively to educate people about the rights and responsibilities they have in a digital space.
A Feminist Reading Of Dear Zindagi

A Feminist Reading Of Dear Zindagi

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Dear Zindagi is a film of our times about Kaira (Alia Bhatt) leading a life on her own terms and trying to cope with the difficulties that arise due to not conforming to a more traditional gender role, including working a fixed-salaried job, getting married, not expressing opinions before elders and being with a single partner for life.
An Open Letter In Response To Aditi Mittal’s Video On Bra Shopping

An Open Letter In Response To Aditi Mittal’s Video On Bra Shopping

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A friend shared your video on bra shopping with me and he said it was hilarious. I watched it. And then, somewhere in the end, you made a joke on men groping women's breasts in crowded public places.
Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Or Revenge Porn As Depicted In Films

Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Or Revenge Porn As Depicted In Films

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Image-based sexual abuse, or revenge porn is not just a remote possibility now; reports of it are emerging from across India.
In Photos: Delhi Queer Pride 2016 Demands Freedom And Dignity For All

In Photos: Delhi Queer Pride 2016 Demands Freedom And Dignity For All

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Late afternoon on the 27th of November, it was a beautiful sight in Delhi as hundreds of people marched from Barakhambha Road to Jantar Mantar, covered in rainbow colours, waving signs of freedom and equality, asking for their right to be who they are and choose who they love in the Queer Pride Parade, 2016.

A Feminist Reading Of Sita Sings The Blues

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Nina Paley created the unapologetically quirky, irreverent, and unconventionally animated film Sita Sings the Blues after her own divorce from her husband. She saw in the tale of Ramayana, which the film juxtaposes with the story of Nina’s own divorce, “the greatest break-up story ever told.”
Namma Pride: The Karnataka Queer Pride Walk, 2016

Namma Pride: The Karnataka Queer Pride Walk, 2016 In Photos

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Namma Pride: The Karnataka Queer Pride Walk, 2016 in photos.
In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

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Bhargavi Davar is a mental health activist in India. She is the founder and a managing trustee of the Bapu Trust and the author of several books including Gendering Mental Health.
Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

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Most of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s female characters show a great deal of fortitude at the face of difficulties, yet they are not one-dimensional.
The poster for Ae Dil hai Mushkil, with Anushka Sharma and Ranbir kapoor on the left side of the picture and Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai on the right side. The words Ae Dil Hai mushkil: Male Entitlement is written on the poster

A Feminist Reading Of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: To Watch Or Not To Watch

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Karan Johar shows that indeed ladka and ladki can be friends, as long as ladki is in mortal danger, ladka has been refused enough times, he understands no means no, and doesn’t have to deal with rejection longer than a few months at a time.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.