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How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

It is time we start realizing that music not just influences our ears but also our minds.

Delhi Queer Pride 2015: Fight Against ALL Oppressions!

Delhi Queer Pride 2015 sent out a loud and clear message against the rising intolerant of a political climate. 
How Advertisements Perpetuate Sexism & Gender-Based Violence

How Advertisements Perpetuate Sexism & Gender-Based Violence

Indian advertisements are serving the agenda of neo-liberalism by falsification of feminist discourse, and strengthening classist differentiation in society.
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Gender-Based Violence in Popular Media: Rape As A Subject Matter In Hindi Cinema

The treatment of rape in popular Hindi movies is cold at best, and sometimes bordering on the offensive.
avinuo kire the power to forgive and other stories

Book Review: The Power To Forgive And Other Stories by Avinuo Kire

Avinuo Kire narrates powerful tales of women overcoming oppression culled from folk and tribal traditions.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.

Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...
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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.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.