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Attaching The Inauspicious Label To Women Without Husbands

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The inauspicious women are women that have forever lost their chance for redemption. They are the women without men - widowed and divorced women.
ecological crisis

This Women’s Day, Will We Pay Heed To A Global Ecological Crisis?

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This International Women's Day, as we struggle forward through the current economic and ecological crisis, our social frameworks crumble and fail the oppressed.
polygamy

After Triple Talaq, Can We Tackle Polygamy Please?

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Whether we call it an infringement of personal laws or otherwise, one needs to acknowledge that the practice of polygamy is resulting in injustice to many Muslim women today.
Rina and Rita

Rina and Rita – The Story of Two Indias And The Iron Cage Of...

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Rina and Rita are of the same age and are citizens of the same country but their rights and freedoms couldn’t be more different.
On Mob Lynchings, Silence And The State of India's Conscience

On Mob Lynchings, Silence And The State of India’s Conscience

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Statistics prepared by India Spend has revealed that in the last seven years, 28 people have died in mob lynchings, and of these 24 people lynched have been Muslims.
motherhood-goals families

Are Families Above Women?

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Women are most at risk with their own families. The safe haven that is the family, is certainly a mirage as far as countless married women are concerned.
single women

Why Do Single, Independent Women Still Scare People So Much?

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In our culture, it isn't just a piece of gossip for a young woman to be single into her late twenties; it is an act of defiance against the social order.

The Subaltern Speaks: Marginalised Communities Will Frame Their Narratives

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When Savarna journalists, writers and academics study, report, document, analyse and hold forth on topics concerning the marginalised it benefits them and their peers the most. Wouldn't the best scenario be to let marginalised groups talk for themselves, frame the narratives, decide the pace and take it forward as they want? After all, don't they know what is best for them? Wouldn't it be good if privileged people curb their saviour complex a little, however well meaning it might be?
A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother's Day, and woe betide you if you don't buy some absurdly expensive gift for her.
Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

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What if a woman just chooses non-motherhood as a lifestyle?

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

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Dormant emotional reminders stirred up for Queer India after the suicide of Anjana Hareesh. Enrollment in a conversion therapy cost her her life.