Thursday, September 19, 2019
Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

It is not simply the exceptional women whose stories need to be shared, but also the ordinary, the everyday of women.
dark skin

Somehow, My Dark Skin Determines My Entire Value As A Person

I understood that people who shamed my dark skin were also the people who were so unsure of their own mettle, unaware of their own prowess.
Aritra Sengupta

My Former Partner Aritra Sengupta Is An Abusive Sex Offender

I was made aware that my partner Aritra Sengupta physically abuses women. He had been doing this throughout the course of our relationship, to women, all younger than me.

People Were Quick To Assign Me The Label Of Tomboy

The rejection of dresses and long hair as a little girl was the period which marked the beginning of the label tomboy being used to describe me.

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.
my mother

My Mother Was The First Feminist In My Life – I Just Didn’t Know It

My mother never said a word about equality and yet, brought up a son and a daughter, with equal measures of love and self-confidence.

Fitting Desire Into ‘Acceptable’ Checklist Boxes – Open To Public Gaze

Though I understand that it is the constructed nature of desire that has made people ask questions about other’s choices, but it hurts sometimes.

I Am Not In A Relationship, But I Am Not Single Either

By “relationships”, we mean only one relationship, which is that of romantic lover or spouse, by “family” we understand only one format, comprising a couple and their children.

To Bleed Or Not To Bleed: The Culture Of Period-Shaming

Period-shaming women is a patriarchal sport, anything exclusive to women becomes gross and becomes another reason to oppress them.

Holi has Become Yet Another Normalised Tool Of Sexual Harassment

The festival of Holi has now snowballed into a site of commonplace harassment and street sexual harassment.

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What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?
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?