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How Does Feminism Deal With Bollywood Item Girls?

The conundrum of female sexuality on the big screen – how does feminism deal with Bollywood item girls?
V-Day In Photos: From Protest To Sangeet & Mehendi Inside The Police Station

V-Day In Photos: From Protest To Sangeet & Mehendi Inside The Police Station

The Hindu Mahasabha had promised to marry couples on V-Day if they saw any two people holding hands, cooing or even existing on 14th...

I Was Told To Be Like A Lady First For Wearing Jeans

The thing about routine lawlessness is that over time the one trying to oblige appears to be an odd one out. At every time...

15 Pictures That Promote Accessgiri And Stop Violencegiri At Raahgiri

At Raahgiri people of all ages, backgrounds, diverse disabilities joined hands and came together in big numbers to promote accessgiri and stop violencegiri.

Walls That Speak: 10 Photos Of Feminist Art Activism At JNU

When art speaks for change, the result is overwhelming. Here are ten fabulous photos of feminist art activism as campus graffiti at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

16 Powerful Stories Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Gender refers to socially constructed roles that are considered to be appropriate for individuals of a given sex in a given culture. Such gender...

Not A Boy [Poem]

The little one had just unfurled her wings, but before she could fly off her soul was sucked out because she was not a boy.

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Going To Family Weddings

Firstly, I’d like to eliminate the possibilities of being called names by the ever well-meaning keepers of our beloved tradition. I am not against...

In Photos: Take Back The Night 2015

Like the last two years this year too a Take Back the Night rally was organised on 31st December 2014 by Citizen's Collective Against...

10 Simple Posters That Define What Is Consent

A series of posters on 'What defines consent' made by students at New College of Florida.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.