Modesty of Dress And Indian Culture

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Dear Sir/Madam, I write to complain about the abysmal standards of modesty I am noticing in Indian society. All bad things--sensationalist TV, obscene movies, diabetes...

Of Vigilantism, Mob Justice and its Side Effects

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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...
Karva Chauth: Expectation Vs Reality

Limited period: Karva Chauth, One Day Offer For Increasing The Life Span Of Your...

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Ladies, do you LOVE your husbands? Then for you, and only you, we have a limited time, one day offer to increase the life span...

Swachh Bharat, but for whom ?

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Hindus, who compromise the majority of our country, are a weird people. One of the underlying tenets of Hinduism is the concept of purity. The...

Endogamous Love: On Love Jihad & Marriages In India

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"Love is profoundly political. Our deepest revolution will come when we understand this truth. Only love can give us the strength to go forward...

Ray Rice and the Inescapable Machismo of American Sports Culture

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  Ever since video footage of American football player Ray Rice brutally assaulting his fiancé in an elevator was leaked, America has been involved in...

Motherhood and Benevolent Misogyny

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"These days, sexism is a bit like Meryl Streep, in a new film: sometimes you don’t recognise it straightaway. You can be up to...

A game of target naming: On Deepika, Shweta & Suzette

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Let's play a game! That game would be victim-blaming, female shaming, target naming, scapegoat framing. All of them sides of the same multi-dimensional terrestrial...

Will you marry a “Raped” girl?

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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.

An open letter to the Founder of IITIIMshaadi.com

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IITIIMshaadi, a matrimonial website for men to search women from a relatively reputed institute to ensure patriarchal balance stays intact.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
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.