Thursday, November 14, 2019
5 Indian Women In Motorsports Defying Sexist Assumptions

5 Indian Women In Motorsports Defying Sexist Assumptions

Today a number of women are breaking this myth of women being bad drivers and a host of researches have proven that women are better drivers than men because they prioritise safety. Here is a list of five Indian women in Motorsports who have gone far ahead of these stereotypes.
Decoding The Culture Of Moral Policing At School Level

Decoding The Culture Of Moral Policing At School Level

Girls' bodies are subjected to moral policing, shamed and treated as a distraction for boys. Often dress codes are imposed on girls and their privacy is violated in the name of checking the dress code.
To Choose Or Not To Choose Science: Gendering Of Higher Education

To Choose Or Not To Choose Science: Gendering Of Higher Education

A 2003 study of four science and technology higher education institutions in India found that 40% of female faculty members felt some form of gender discrimination in their respective institutions, favoring male faculty members.

Is Ecofeminism Relevant Today?

What emerged as a powerful activist as well as academic movement in the 1970s, gradually lost its relevance. But as more and more movements seeking climate action and justice gain momentum worldwide, so did the idea of ecofeminism.
In Conversation With Aaliya Sultana Babi: The Royal Paleontologist

In Conversation With Aaliya Sultana Babi: The Royal Paleontologist

Aaliya Sultana Babi is a princess who, along with her figurative crown, also wears—quite literally—the broad-brimmed hat of a paleontologist!
#MeToo : Ranjon Ghoshal, Sudipto Chatterjee And Awakening Of Bengali Intellectualism

#MeToo: Ranjon Ghoshal, Sudipto Chatterjee And The Awakening Of Bengali Intellectualism

The narrative through all these three stories, and maybe countless more, is that Ranjon Ghoshal is a sexual predator and targets young women specifically, using his fame and reputation.
Living In Denial: Why We Can't Afford To Deny Climate Change

Living In Denial: Why We Can’t Afford To Deny Climate Change

From Ben Shapiro fanboys to the flat-earther variety of climate change 'skeptics' on Twitter to our own beloved politicians telling us things like, "climate change nahi hua hai, hum change ho gaye hai"- climate change deniers come in various shapes and forms.
How Is Air Pollution Silently Killing Women In India?

How Is Air Pollution Silently Killing Women In India?

This study found that expectant mothers who were older than 39, as well as farmers and working class women were at a higher risk of 'silent' miscarriages associated with air pollution.
Do You Know These Young PoC & Indigenous Climate Activists Fighting For The Future?

Do You Know These 8 Young PoC & Indigenous Climate Activists Fighting For Our...

The media's reluctance to recognise young PoC & indigenous climate activists is reflective of the racism underlying climate justice efforts.
In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

World-renowned scientist and biodiversity expert Dr Vandana Shiva shares invaluable wisdom on the overlaps between indigenous and scientific knowledge, and how both can shape national and global policy.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.