Tuesday, November 19, 2019
More Hostel Curfews And Campus Sexism At NIT Calicut

More Hostel Curfews And Campus Sexism At NIT Calicut

Warden of the Ladies Hostel at NIT Calicut issued (and later revoked) a circular against “girl roaming with a boy”.
sexual harassment complaints

“She Was Very Outgoing” – And Other Tactics To Silence Sexual Harassment Complaints

Could the collective silence of victims be attributed to a culture of sexism influencing organisational life and therefore impacting formal and informal responses to sexual harassment complaints?
Why Do Delhi's Unmarried Women Resist Going To A Gynaecologist

Why Are Unmarried Women In Delhi Uncomfortable Visiting A Gynaecologist?

As low as 1% of unmarried women said they had received information about sexual health from their mothers, doctors or government campaigns.

Indian Scientist Dr. Archana Sharma And The Discovery Of “The God Particle”

In mid-2012, CERN announced the discovery of a likely contender particle which could have been a Higgs Boson. Dr. Archana Sharma, an Indian scientist was part of one of the CMS teams that made the discovery of the boson.

It Is Even More Painful When The Youth Imitate Age-old Patriarchal Practices

The incomparable work of Munshi Premchand, is the precious thread that keeps me connected to Hindi literature. My Sunday afternoons are often zealously protected...
What About Victims Who Aren't 'Good Girls'?

What About Victims Who Aren’t ‘Good Girls’?

What if the victims had been negligent to their parents, or had a lot of affairs, or weren't not friendly to everyone? Would it then have been okay that such a crime was committed against them, for not being 'good girls'?
5 Indian Women In Motorsports Defying Sexist Assumptions

5 Indian Women In Motorsports Defying Sexist Assumptions

Today a number of women are breaking this myth of women being bad drivers and a host of researches have proven that women are better drivers than men because they prioritise safety. Here is a list of five Indian women in Motorsports who have gone far ahead of these stereotypes.
domestic abuse

Normalised Domestic Abuse And Stigmatised Mental Illness In My Family

It pains me that women choose to be in abusive relationships thinking that they are the ones at fault, putting up with domestic abuse and marital rape.
Stop Street Harassment

15 Years Of Anger And Silence: I Speak Today Against Street Harassment

The fury behind the slap I gave nearly 2 years back is intact. How I wish that the mind behind that slap was free of fear and harassment as well.
Indian Women In Tech: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Indian Women In Tech: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

We organised a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Indian women in tech to increase the representation of women technologists in India and help reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia.

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.