Swapna Gopinath

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A Response To Everyone Who Felt Not Getting Washing Machine Service At My Time Is Not Misogyny

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!

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Buying A Washing Machine Showed Me That Feminism Is Just A Smart Marketing Tool Used By Brands

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!

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Why Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Can Be A Disturbing Movie For Today’s Women

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?

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What Do The Women’s Studies Centres In College Campuses Really Do?

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?

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Celebrating Mothers Is Fine, But Glorifying Motherhood As Woman’s Only Destiny Is Not

Even today, glorifying motherhood and questioning women’s choices about having children, is the norm in India. This needs to change.

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New Trend Of Porn Searches Of The Hyderabad Rape – WHAT Is Wrong With People?!

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?

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A Sisterhood Of Dancing Moms In Kerala Reminds Us Female Friendships Matter

This story of a sisterhood of women in Kerala who dance together while creating beautiful friendships, will certainly inspire you!

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The Story Of Two Protests In The Wake Of Sabarimala: A Few Questions

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.

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We Glorify A Patriarchal Manusmriti But Ignore Ancient Texts About Growing Old & Dying Gracefully

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.

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Kerala’s ‘Good’ Women Protesting The SC Sabarimala Verdict Furthers Divisive Politics & Misogyny

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.

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Misogyny & Malayalam Cinema: Why The Women In Cinema Collective Is Striking Fear

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.

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When Feminism Is Used To Sell Movies On ‘Women’s Issues’ But Have Men Front And Centre

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'?

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As 2017 Draws To A Close, Let’s See Why The #MeToo Campaign Matters So Much

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.

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The Importance Of Hashtag Activism And Speaking Up By Women In The Indian Context

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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