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13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why: Unpacking Teenage Suicide, Sexual Violence And Mental Health

13 Why Reasons why initiates a conversation on teenage suicide and mental health, an important conversation which needs to be started.
Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

I’ve always fondly thought of “Gilmore Girls” as the TV equivalent of comfort food, so waking up to its problematic truths wasn’t what I hoped would happen when I re-watched it.
Men Are Not Funny: Privileged Jokes Are Mere Expressions Of Power

The Business Of Humour Is A ‘Man’s Job’ – But They Aren’t Even Funny?

Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.
Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Nothing said in this article is intended to imply that the creators of Gully Bai deliberately want to perpetuate classism and casteism. I only intend to call for sensitivity when representing marginalised groups. Hire people from diverse backgrounds, hire people from lower castes, get their opinions on your ideas before making and releasing these videos.
Disney Princesses

How To Be A Damsel-In-Distress: A Lesson By Disney Princesses

Disney princesses teach us valuable lessons in patriarchy – how to be saved by men, how to follow instructions, and how to stay beautiful.
Why Tumblr's Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

Why Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

On the 17th of December 2018, Tumblr’s community guidelines were altered and it was stated that they wish to “change their relationship” with adult content posted on the website.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
aib

So, Just How Progressive Is AIB?

It would be ideal if women are included in every production of AIB, even when the conversation is not about sexual abuse or female sexuality.
spoken word poems

Five Hard-Hitting Spoken Word Poems About Being A Woman In India

Slam poetry is the art of writing words that are meant to be heard, not read. Here are five amazing spoken word poems by women across India.

Dear Vogue India, It Is Time To Stop ‘Empowering’ Women!

Vogue comes out with the third video of the empower series and we are really hoping this is the last of the mix. While the first video made no sense, the second one got it all wrong, and now, the third one aptly supports this trilogy of blunders. And here is why we think Vogue is completely off the mark and it is time to stop!

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?