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The comments on my previous post had me baffled as people were telling me I didn't know what feminism was all about. Well, let me clarify!
Buying a new washing machine taught me a few lessons in patience but mostly it showed me how brands use feminism only as a marketing policy!
The women in Dolly Kitty are strong with a desire to make their life better, but until mindsets and surroundings change, how much real difference can be made?
UGC has stipulated that all colleges should have women’s studies centres and universities are asked to monitor their activities. But how effective are they?
Even today, glorifying motherhood and questioning women’s choices about having children, is the norm in India. This needs to change.
As if the Hyderabad rape wasn't brutal and horrifying enough, a new trend of people looking for videos of the rape has surfaced. Just how monstrous can we get?
This story of a sisterhood of women in Kerala who dance together while creating beautiful friendships, will certainly inspire you!
Kerala has been witnessing a great deal of political turmoil in the wake of the protests against Supreme Court verdict on women entry at Sabarimala. It has exposed the deeply ingrained patriarchy that rules the social discourse in Kerala famed for its acceptance of values of modernity.
India has a rich tradition of talking about and dealing with growing old and death, but we do not think of these, while perpetuating patriarchy that discriminates against half the population.
Women from Kerala are protesting the Sabarimala verdict, their presence often validated by male family members, furthering women's exclusion and perpetuating the 'kulasthree' stereotype.
The subtle and direct attacks on the Women in Cinema Collective only show how the patriarchy of the Malayalam film world is running scared - of women's resistance.
Feminism has become almost a selling point for some current movies , but aren't these either riding on male actors, or turning feminism into a 'commodity'?
When women say #MeToo, it is personal, but it has also helped to build solidarity that is essential for any collective movement or change to happen.
Activism by women in India has an essential place in empowering the lot of women not just among the educated, but also at the grassroots level.
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