Women's Groups Protest For 33% Reservation In The Parliament

Women’s Groups Protest For 33% Reservation In The Parliament

Hundreds of women assembled to demand passage of the long awaited 33% Reservation Bill in the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha​.
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What Does An Army Tank In JNU Mean For University Spaces?

Installing a army tank as a reminder of patriotism in university spaces doesn’t speak of the professed ‘sacrifice of soldiers at the borders’, but of the military culture of suppressing dissent.

We Need To Stop Viewing Women As The Flag-Bearers Of Nationalism

The new President tweeted his notion of the ideal Indian woman, and it is fraught with harmful notions of honour, labour and nationalism.
ram nath kovind with amit shah and narendra modi

Ram Nath Kovind And The Anti-Caste Posturings Of The BJP

Ram Nath Kovind's election is significant as he is India's 2nd Dalit president. However, BJP's concern with anti-caste politics is dubious.
Manel At Lokmat Parliamentary Awards

The Lokmat Parliamentary Awards And The Manel That Judges Them

By the reckoning of the Lokmat Parliamentary Awards, men are non-gender specific MPs, women supposedly need their own award category.
What Have We Gained From #NotInMyName | Feminism in India

What Have We Gained From #NotInMyName

Now that the #NotInMyName protest is over, the unrest has settled, similar questions have been lingering in our minds- is it going to die out like every other time?
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RSS Women’s Wing Camp Teaches Girls To Be Good Mothers

RSS Women's Wing Camp taught young girls conflicting messages of empowerment with combat training and lessons on how to be a good mother.
The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

Of Bangles And Blouses – The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

A soldier's wife sent PM Modi a 56-inch blouse, a part of the trend of feminine symbols being used as "insults" in political protests.
Women politicians

Will Women Politicians Ever Stop Being Judged On Their Appearances?

Misogyny in the Indian political arena runs deep. Women politicians are constantly subject to vile sexist remarks targeting their appearance.
Amit Shah at the BJP elections

Dear Amit Shah: We Don’t Need Anti-Romeo Squads

At the core of this mindset lies the assumption that women need "protection" because, god forbid, what if they exercise their right to choose their own partners for love or for marriage? The horror!

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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.