Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

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It had never occurred to me that what I experienced, growing up, was worth counting as trauma. It hadn’t occurred to me when grown men salivated over my twelve-year old, overgrown, ripe body, and made no pains to conceal it.
Problems With Fetishizing Bengali Women

Problems With Fetishizing Bengali Women

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The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?
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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

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

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

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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.

Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

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A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...
Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism? | Feminism in India

5 Ways Feminism Changed My Life For The Better

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Feminism turned my life around. Viewing the world with a feminist lens changed the way I perceive it and it has made me wiser than ever.
No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

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When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
Brown skin in a white country

The Irritations Of Having Brown Skin In A Western Country

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My brown skin is a source of endless fascination for the summer months. I am about as useful as a paint chart to my white friends.
A Trans Daughter‘s Letter To Her Family | Feminism In India

A Trans Daughter‘s Open Letter To Her Family

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Dear family, we live in the same house, but you have created a distance between us that leaves me feeling miles apart from you.
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

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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.

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Netflix's Sex Education Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

Netflix’s Sex Education Season 2 Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

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The Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education which premiered on January 2019 had already garnered significant attention and millions of viewers owing to its fresh take on teenage sexual (mis)adventures and its sensitive storytelling.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.