How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

"I was taunted for hanging out with boys and everyone made me feel miserable about the way I was", says Josh Ningthoujam.
It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State Like Nagaland: Iohborlang Keven Hanson's Story

It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State: Iohborlang Keven Hanson’s Story

"Being gay, the onus unfortunately falls on oneself entirely – to struggle and rise above social stigma and nonacceptance to find oneself", says Iohborlang Keven Hanson.
How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women's Stories

How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women’s Stories

What is radical about the #MeToo movement is that the long overdue objectivity is now being given to the lived experiences of women, specifically of sexual violence.
Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man And His Community From Manipur

Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man, And His Community From Manipur

The reality of the lives of Trans men in Manipur is indeed complex. "Many of us continue to live extremely hard lives and some even worse despite the presence of a community", says Laishram Sopin.
How My Boss Told Me I Wasn't Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

How My Boss Told Me I Wasn’t Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

My stylist told me later how my boss would force him to get short clothes for me. He threatened him that he will be chucked out of his job if he did not get revealing clothes for me.
How IIT Kanpur's Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

How IIT Kanpur’s Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

The incident that took place in IIT Kanpur was not regarding some drunken fight for slots or cheating, rather it was regarding something as basic as women's safety.
#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

There is a wide spectrum of behaviours that manifests from the belief that men and masculinity are superior to women and femininity.
The Trauma Of Growing Up As A Trans Man In A Heteronormative, Casteist Society

The Trauma Of Growing Up As A Trans Man In A Heteronormative, Casteist Society

As a trans man, I had felt a constant discomfort with my body during my entire childhood as I faced discrimination at both my home and school.
The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn't Affect My Credibility

The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn’t Affect My Credibility

If I do decide to come out and talk about my rapist publicly, remember this is not an 8-year-old trauma, but 8 years of trauma.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
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A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?