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My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

Sexual harassment, when legally translated, is the "outraging of a woman's modesty". What then, is 'modesty,' and how does it get 'outraged'?
On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In India

On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In...

This article traces some programmes, advocacy efforts and curricula that have been developed over the last decade in India related to CSE
What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

According to the Quran, Talaq is one of the most disliked acts that a believer can perform. No verse validates instantaneous Triple Talaq.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
498A Law legal void

The 498A Debate: The Legal Void In Which ‘Fear Of Misuse’ Is Misused

The Supreme Court offered a reading down of 498A, the preventive legal provision meant for women, for an pre-empted violation of men’s rights.
Divided Feminism And Underlying Patriarchy Of Reproductive Health Concerns

Divided Feminism And Underlying Patriarchy Of Reproductive Health Concerns

This is the time we stand together to address gender discrimination at large, and address the social inequity, not clubbing environmental concerns by burdening the already oppressed.
What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In India

What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In...

The Supreme Court has given a verdict that prohibits immediate arrest under Section 498A to prevent misuse of the law. But what does this mean for domestic violence victims?

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, hygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infections are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.
Leila Seth

The Lady of Law and Love: A Tribute to Justice Leila Seth

Justice Leila Seth, the first woman Chief Justice of a state court, fought against societal evil all her life and remains an inspiration.
The Historical Journey Of Rape Laws In India

The Historical Journey Of Rape Laws In India

Rape laws in India have become inclusive of several factors due to a continuous struggle and push by many women's and feminist movements.

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The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
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Diary Of A Muslim Transgender Girl

It is impossible to overstate what a difficult thing it is to be a transgender Muslim girl in a conservative rural village in West Bengal.