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Why I Hated Feminists And Why I Became One

Without the "feminist" label attached to me, I was never stereotyped, which protected me from the harsh treatment of feminists in society.
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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

This is something that resonates in most Indian households where procreation is sadly a commitment, with very few women especially those like us who belong to a socio-economic privileged group having a say in what we want to do with our bodies.
Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Why are casual relationships an unspeakable offense? Sex between consenting adults can be just as special as a monogamous relationship.
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Why Motherhood May Not Be For Me

When you are conditioned to treat motherhood as the norm, the lines between conscious choice and subconscious conditioning blur.
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.
Turning Thirty

Turning Thirty: Looking Forward To The Next Decade

The author reflects upon making her way through the last of her twenties and looking forward to the decade that is to come.
The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The public space is for the public and that public consists of men and women; it is not a contested territory, affording more rights to one gender over another. When I walk in a city, I would like to walk with the knowledge that it is my own and that I can access any space I want. At the end of the day, I do not want to move around in circumscribed spaces, subjected to a spatial censorship.
Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

Is A Woman What She Wears? : Purdah In Modernity And Islam

If the word Purdah evokes in your minds, an image of fully clad women chained in the four walls under the Taliban regime, Iran or Saudi Arabia, then you are gravely wrong.
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.
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.

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Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.

My Experiences Of Patriarchal Rituals In The Nepali Community

Growing up listening to such ludicrous things, I gradually developed an immense hatred for such patriarchal values. Hence, I am writing this article about the misogynist and patriarchal traditions in Nepali community.
10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.