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What Does The Supreme Court Judgment On The Dance Bar Mean For The Dancers?

What Does The Supreme Court Judgment On The Dance Bar Mean For The Dancers?

The Supreme Court, relying upon the available sources and literature regarding women and dance bar, made beautiful observation that many women performers take up dancing to rehabilitate themselves from exploitative flesh trade.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

The upper caste reservation bill shifts the focus from social injustice to one of economic inequity, thereby essentially erasing the pernicious effects of everyday casteism.
Why The Trans Bill And The Anti-Trafficking Bill of 2018 Reek Of Transmisogyny

Why The Trans Bill And The Anti-Trafficking Bill of 2018 Reek Of Transmisogyny

To let such legislative disenfranchisement come to fruition is systematic marginalisation and is an accurate example of the rampant transmisogyny in our society.
These 20 Progressive Judgments From 2018 Restored Our Faith In The Indian Judiciary

These 20 Progressive Judgments From 2018 Restored Our Faith In The Indian Judiciary

Let's look back at how has the judiciary helped us in unfolding the progressive reforms and paved a way for a better society through its progressive judgments.
How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Jammu And Kashmir Criminalises Sextortion And Becomes The First State To Do So

Jammu And Kashmir Criminalises Sextortion And Becomes The First State To Do So

Sextortion, due to absence of physical force and lack of evidence, gives an idea of consensual sex to people, due to sheer disregard of psychological pressure.
मानवाधिकार का ज़रूरी विषय है विकलांगता

मानवाधिकार का ज़रूरी विषय है विकलांगता

विकलांगता एक मानवाधिकार विषय है। यही कारण है की यूएनसीआरपीडी विकलांगता के सामाजिक मॉडल (अक्षमता भौतिक बाधाएंऔर नकारात्मक दृष्टिकोण की देन होती हैं) की बात करता है ना की मेडिकल मॉडल की(अक्षमता व्यक्ति में निहित हैं)।
आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

अक्टूबर 2012 का, जब भारत सहित कई देशों में लोगों ने 31 साल की सविता हलाप्पनावर की मृत्यु के विरोध में प्रदर्शन करना शुरू किया|
Remembering The Gendered Harms Of Demonetisation

Remembering The Gendered Harms Of Demonetisation

Women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and gender nonconforming individuals bore the massively disproportionate brunt of the effects of demonetisation.
Let's Talk About The Long Overdue Reforms Needed In The Abortion Laws Of India

Let’s Talk About The Long Overdue Reforms Needed In The Abortion Laws Of India

Reproductive autonomy is the freedom of the woman to have as well as not have the child. This freedom is currently curtailed by Indian courts through the outdated abortion laws.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?