Saturday, September 21, 2019
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.
women travellers

Can Women Have A ‘Spirit’ for Adventure?: Problems Women Travellers Face

Maybe we’re not entitled to adventure because we’re women, maybe we’re not entitled to travel because we’re women, maybe we’re not entitled to be masters of our own lives because we’re women.
Female Solo Travel: A Step Into Adulthood And Its Independence

Female Solo Travel: A Step Into Adulthood And Its Independence

Young women like me are always worried about our safety when we travel to an unknown destination. Yet, despite this, for women, solo travel is a celebration of their freedom
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.
Patriarchy And The Perils Of Solo Travel: Notes From An 'Older' Woman

Patriarchy And The Perils Of Solo Travel: Notes From An ‘Older’ Woman

My decision to travel literally saved my life and helped me escape the shackles of Brahmanical patriarchy. I will to solo travel until I die.
solo travelling

My Experiences of Solo Travelling: Why I Travel Solo And Why Should You Too

Personally, I find solo travelling very empowering. However, one should also be prepared for the low points.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The idea of an eco-gender gap is exactly what it sounds like—women bear more of the green burden than their male counterparts. We recycle more, we make an effort to avoid plastic where possible, and we are, by and large, just more conscientious when it comes to the environment.