Saturday, September 21, 2019

Interviews

In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

icall helpline

An Introduction to iCall Helpline: A Counselling & Support Line for Mental Health

iCall helpline addresses some of the vast gaps that exist in the mental healthcare landscape in India via phone and email.
“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.
Sahiyo

Sahiyo: Empowering Dawoodi Bohra Communities & Putting An End to Female Genital Cutting

Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
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Meet Yashica Dutt: Dalit Writer & Founder of Documents of Dalit Discrimination

Ever since Yashica Dutt came out as Dalit, her inbox has been flooded with messages from other Dalit women.
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Meet Fungai Machirori: The Woman Behind Her Zimbabwe

Her Twitter handle refers to her as @fungaijustbeing, which is what she likes to believe she is. Meet Fungai Machirori – a Zimbabwean blogger, journalist and photographer and founder of Her Zimbabwe.
Photo by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, #DalitWomenFight

Meet the Women Behind #DalitWomenFight Trying to Take Down ‘Caste Apartheid’

Asha Kowtal and the Dalit Women's Self-Respect March traveled across Northern India to document the ongoing violence against women who were once branded as "untouchable." Now, they're raising new leaders, and finding allies in Black Lives Matter.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!

Meet Aarthi: The Woman Behind The Popular Comic Series Royal Existentials

Royal Existentials is a weekly webcomic series that uses Indian vintage art and imagery to tell stories of historical (and contemporary) angst.

“Maybe There Were Some Pads Lying Around”: Meet The Woman Behind The Comic Sanitary...

"What is the idea behind the name 'Sanitary Panels'?" "Maybe there were some pads lying around."

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
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?
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.