Thursday, September 19, 2019
Travel To Transgress: Breaking Stereotypes One Destination At A Time

Travel To Transgress: Breaking Body Stereotypes One Destination At A Time

Of course, family trips were fun. But then there were few restrictions, based on body stereotypes of society, that I had to follow.
Mansplaining: Men And Their Unsolicited Explaining Every Time I Travel

Mansplaining: Men And Their Unsolicited Explaining Every Time I Travel

With these negotiations, I learn about not only the structural problem of patriarchy kept in place through mansplaining, but also about my conditioning that has always told me to listen to men but never respond, to be interrupted but dare not interrupt.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.
How To Travel Without Expanding Your Ecological Footprint

How To Travel Without Expanding Your Ecological Footprint

It is not always possible to make sustainable choices while travelling, but one can however reduce their ecological footprint by simply being more thoughtful.
Trippin’ Like A Feminist Pro: Lessons Learnt From Girls Trips

Trippin’ Like A Feminist Pro: Lessons Learnt From Girls Trips

Girls trips are life events that have a high return on emotional, social, and monetary investment and almost always live up to the hype.
Travelling With A Club Foot: Negotiations With My Disability

Travelling With Club Foot: Negotiations With My Disability

Travel is a luxury that I cannot handle easily. I was born with a disability called Talipes, or more commonly called as Club Foot.
Travel And Trouble: Why Girls Can't Have All The Fun

Travel And Trouble: Why Girls Can’t Have All The Fun

Travel, while liberating and empowering for women, comes with its own set of restrictions and tensions. Maybe that’s why we can’t envision Dil Chahta Hai with female characters, because we know that the experience won’t be the same for a group of women travelling together.
Women Travelling Solo And The Added Baggage They Carry

Women Travelling Solo And The Added Baggage They Carry

Yes, we as free thinking, strong, feminist women desire that women travelling solo especially for a holiday not be a big thing, but the realities in our country are different.
Thinlas Chorol

Meet Thinlas Chorol: The Founder Of Ladakhi Women’s Travel Company

Thinlas Chorol is a trekking guide, social entrepreneur and the founder of Ladakhi Women’s Travel Company (LWTC), a company both owned and operated by women.
solitude

Perhaps Solitude Could Be An Antidote To Patriarchy

The notion of solitude is necessarily gendered. There is nothing more threatening to the patriarchy than a woman alone.

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Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

If you want to see what that looks like on screen, you should watch Section 375, a courtroom thriller about sexual assault in the #MeToo era, a film that supposedly presents a “balanced” perspective, but ultimately sides with the accused.
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?