Friday, August 23, 2019

Why Bajrang Dal Is Awesome For Wanting To Marry Couples Off

It’s Valentine’s Day and I am looking at my Facebook wall for juicy stories because my boyfriend is in Hyderabad. I am at home,...

Dear Kundan Srivastava, It’s My Bra, My Body, My Clothes

Recently self-proclaimed fighter of “women’s rights” Kundan Srivastava, decided to teach women a lesson or two in how they should dress while out in public. He posted pictures of two women wearing clothes (of course without their consent) that revealed their bras underneath and sternly told his forty eight thousand followers (bigotry attracts bigotry I suppose) that women shouldn’t dress in “such fashion”. He also proceeded to tell women that they need to have some dignity.

Will you marry a “Raped” girl?

The problematic use of "raped" girl in the recent video by WTF India calls on people to reflect on how we perceive a survivor of sexual harassment.
On Mob Lynchings, Silence And The State of India's Conscience

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

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 As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

What if a woman just chooses non-motherhood as a lifestyle?
Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

The popular, mainstream Indian discourse upholds the twin ideas of the saintly mother and the myth of Bharat Mata- both of whom are the objects of not just affection but also worship.

Of Vigilantism, Mob Justice and its Side Effects

The recent case of a middle-aged man in Rajasthan who allegedly tried to rape a teenaged girl has gone viral. The reason for this particular...

An open letter to the Founder of IITIIMshaadi.com

IITIIMshaadi, a matrimonial website for men to search women from a relatively reputed institute to ensure patriarchal balance stays intact.
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Attaching The Inauspicious Label To Women Without Husbands

The inauspicious women are women that have forever lost their chance for redemption. They are the women without men - widowed and divorced women.
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Are Families Above Women?

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.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".