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पितृसत्ता की मार झेलता भारतीय कानून | Feminism In India

पितृसत्ता की मार झेलता भारतीय कानून

सहमति को लेकर जो परिभाषा भी कानून में लिखी गयी अपने आप में बड़ी दूर की कौड़ी थी| लेकिन अब इससे बड़ा दुर्भाग्य क्या हो सकता है कि आज 2013 के कानून में शान से आयी ये सहमति खुद सहमी पड़ी है|
Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Female prisoners in India face more obstacles within this prison system than their male counterparts who have access to certain resources.
A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

On the afternoon of September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, almost 160 years after the law came into being in colonial India.
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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.

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.
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.
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What The Farooqui Order Actually Says About How We Perceive Women

The Farooqui order is a testament to how India has made a tradition of denying women their autonomy, a habit that found its epitome in the infamous adage - a feeble no is actually a yes.
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Child Marriage In India Is Still A Reality – Especially In Urban Areas

A report analysing the state of child marriage in India shows an increase in number of marriages of girl children in urban areas in India.
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Why Is Unsafe Abortion Still A Reality For Millions Of Women In India?

Although abortion is their legal right, there remain certain barriers which prevent women from accessing safe abortion services in India.
Indu Malhotra

Justice Indu Malhotra: Seventh Woman Judge Of The Supreme Court

Justice Indu Malhotra, who took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 27, has been in the news for being the first woman advocate to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.