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

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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

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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

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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.
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

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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.
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.

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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