Short Hair

Why I Dreaded Visits To The Barber: On Short Hair And Hair Politics

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Patriarchy is afraid of a ‘little’ length. Whether it is short hair or short skirts, society always wants us women to keep it long. Too bad.
How I Became A Feminist In A Western Country

How I Became A Feminist In A Western Country After Having My Daughter

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I realised while living abroad that feminism was not a white woman's privilege, and that is how I became a feminist.
Trans Man & Cis Woman Love

The 8 Year #UnsanskariLove Story Of A Trans Man And A Cis Woman

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I am Vedansh, a trans man. My partner Mahi has been with me through my coming out as a trans man & everything else. This is our love story.
Girls on Bikes on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan

Girls On Bikes: Cycling In Lahore In Protest And Celebration

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Who even decided to confine women to the private sphere in the first place? Who decided it was a good idea to restrict women’s mobility and then justify it on the basis of "fear" or "safety"? These are important questions to ask because they shape the lives of many women in South Asia. Access to public spaces is the fundamental right of women and Girls on Bikes is doing a great job at fighting for that right and trying to change social attitudes towards women being in public spaces one pedal at a time!
All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

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All the brown women in me are tired. The one who is Indian, the fraud Indian, the never-good-enough Indian, the single Indian, the atheist traitor. I neither belong at home nor outside. I am tired of telling my stories again and again, not the stories about me but the ones about the Indian woman in me.
Bankshall Court

How I Met a Lawyer Who Wanted To Piss On My PhD

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A visit to a local court for an affidavit led to my PhD being 'pissed upon' - how sexism colors the navigation of bureaucratic offices.
Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

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"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
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?
Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

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Feminist mothering is about recognising the barriers that women face such as gender assumptions, class and race issues.
Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

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How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.