Marriage

Marriage: The Shiny Trophy At The End Of The Tunnel, Or Is It?

Marriage is viewed as an inevitable end-goal – but only if it fits prescribed community standards of heterosexuality and caste endogamy.
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Jeeja Ghosh And The Right To Fly With Dignity

Jeeja Ghosh's case is a huge victory for disability rights.
On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

Desi families are not the only ones who deny their children the autonomy of choosing a partner, it is a global phenomenon.
A Historical Review Of Same Sex Legislation In Germany

A Historical Review Of Same Sex Legislation In Germany

On 30th June, the lower house of the German Parliament legalized same-sex marriages for Germany. In this stead, this piece analyzes why this move of the German Parliament is so significant given the turbulent history of same-sex legislation in Germany.

A Victory For Free Speech, Perumal Murugan & Freedom In Sexuality

In a welcoming move, The Madras High Court recently quashed the criminal case against Tamil writer Perumal Murugan.
Dalit Activist And Professor Sujatha Surepally Attacked Online By Right-Wing Trolls

Dalit Activist And Professor Sujatha Surepally Attacked Online By Right-Wing Trolls

Sujatha Surepally, a professor at Satavahana University, is being attacked by right-wing trolls for "supposedly" burning a poster of 'Bharat Mata'.
India's third UPR

India’s Third UPR: Are We Really Answering The Questions?

India's third UPR raised questions on human rights violation such as marital rape, violation of privacy, queer rights, insurgency in Kashmir among others.

The Survivor’s Guide on How to Navigate the Criminal Justice System

A quick guide on how a survivor of rape can navigate through the criminal justice system.
Women And Trans Groups Release Joint Statement Condemning Violence Against A Trans Woman By Army Jawans

Women And Trans Groups Release Joint Statement Condemning Violence Against A Trans Woman By...

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) and Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti (THITS) condemn the barbaric attack on a transgender woman by army jawans in Hyderabad, demands immediate and stringent action for justice.
Kareena Kapoor Khan

If Kareena Kapoor Khan Says She’s Not A Feminist, Maybe She’s Not

Kareena Kapoor Khan was asked whether she is feminist. In a tiresome and clichéd routine, she explained how she believes in equal rights but is not a feminist.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.