And after the Great Indian Lockdown due to Covid-19, which left thousands homeless and jobless, Working mothers fear for their incomes and jobs which had already been hanging by a thread in the past.
When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
The reason behind increased social media movements against sexual harassment is fairly simple: the failure of institutional platforms has forced women to take up their causes elsewhere and in that social media comes as a relatively more accessible platform.
Trauma works in insidious ways. It can be a direct effect of calculated machinations centered on inflicting violence on a body with intentions to cause hurt.
Indian higher education system discourages women in STEM fields. The glaring lack of female representation is a result of gender discrimination, sexism and masculine culture.
Tracing the intersections of caste and patriarchy allows us to see the case of the Bois Locker Room in a different light. It allows us to place the boy’s individual actions as a part of a larger Brahminical society.
Fictional narratives and memoirs reconstructed through oral histories documented experiences of women as victims of state and police torture.
There was an unsaid rule in our college hostel, "Wear proper clothes when you enter the mess hall". This rule was instilled in us by the matrons.
Capitalism keeps reinventing its forms of exploitation, be it by creating separate spheres of work or the globalised world of financial capitalism.
This exclusion of the Dalits from the social structure makes them easy targets of humiliation and hatred of the caste Hindus who still connote deep-rooted prejudices to religiosity.