In Conversation With Merlin Heintzman Hope: Young Father And Artist of ‘Arrangements’

In Conversation With Merlin Heintzman Hope: Young Father And Artist of ‘Arrangements’

This is an interview of Merlin Heintzman Hope, a young father and an upcoming artist on paternity, masculinity, fatherhood and who performs and makes art with his son, Gael.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.
Ramadan And Male Centralism:

Ramadan And Male Centralism: The Ordeals That Women Go Through

Fasting during Ramadan is meant to teach the importance of patience to Muslims, yet it also reflects the constant shaming imposed on women within the household.
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दोराहे पर खड़े युवा और उनकी यौनिकता

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Why Is Child Sexual Abuse Still Considered A Silent Crime?

Why Is Child Sexual Abuse Still Considered A ‘Silent Crime’?

In the cases where the child sexual abuse is disclosed by the survivor, it becomes a threat to the 'honour and dignity' that has been earned by the family for generations.
How Authoritative Parents Help The Patriarchy

How Abusive Parents Help The Patriarchy

Abusive parents ensure that the submissive role of a child continues even after they have grown into adults, especially of their daughters, who are already made vulnerable by the patriarchy.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.
Home Is Where Consent Goes To Die

Home Is Where Consent Goes To Die

We edify the idea of home so much that we forget that it can easily become the breeding ground of rights violations.
Why Marriage Is A Personal Choice With Political Connotations

Why Marriage Is A Personal Choice With Political Connotations

Choice in terms of marriage is reflective of the highly intolerant views that we as a society hold towards people who belong to the 'other' communities which leads to social exclusion.
8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

How do you raise feminist children in times when the ills of patriarchy are at its peak? Here is an informed experience sharing piece.

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