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VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Women Empowerment, Society, Patriarchy, Feminism

'All men are trash': How should I react to this as a mother of a son?

There are many women who do bad things, and there is no question about that. This is not a man versus woman debate.

LIFE

 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Feminism, Wounded women, Charles Dickens, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Dressing up your male bias: My open letter to Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the sake of all women

Designer uses Miss Havisham, Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' character, to say women who are overdressed and 'caked with makeup' are 'wounded' and 'bleeding inside'. That's bosh.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Feminism, Sexism, Love, Acid attack survivors

When rejection meets rage: Many men deal with rejection not with understanding, but with anger and huge violence

Men need to understand that being told no can be handled with maturity and moving on. It does not have to involve violence on women, sheer anger and acid attacks.

VARIETY

 |  Below The Belt  |  6-minute read
Sexism, Body Shaming, Victimhood, Feminism

When victimhood is a warm place: Indian women accept toxic masculinity because it keeps us safe

Shahid Kapoor-starrer 'Kabir Singh' highlights toxic masculinity. It is a big hit. It was liked not just by men, but by women too, many of whom are comfortable with the Kabir Singhs in real life.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Millennials, Marriage, Relationships, Heartbreak

What Priyanka Chopra Showed at Met Gala: What PeeCee has that no one else does

Thank you, Priyanka, for teaching us to be your kind of badass!

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Breaking stereotypes, Women Empowerment, Women, Feminism

Girls and Guns: Celebrating four tough women cops who nabbed the most dreaded gangster of Gujarat

Once upon a time, we had to search hard for tales of women warriors who wielded weapons with ruthless pizzazz. Those days are fading and not a moment too fast!

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Beauty industry, Feminism, Botox beauties, Beauty standards

The pressure to look good is killing women. Some, slowly. Some, by suicide

Society piles on the pressure upon women to look great, thin, fashionable, perfectly made-up, with fabulous hair and terrific figures. Those who don't meet these standards feel thrust aside. Often, brutally

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Feminism, Veere di wedding, Lipstick under my burkha, Four more shots please

Does being fun make a show less feminist? What 'Four more Shots Please' and 'Veere Di Wedding' taught me

The two flicks are about upper-caste, upper-class, urban, privileged women, distant from the reality of a large part of India. But they do hold important feminist lessons.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Relationship, Valentine's Day, Feminism, Rose day 2019

Rose Day 2019: 5 questions I want to ask

Will I be still be 'woke' if I accept or give a rose? Or, can I, as a straight woman, gift a rose to another girl?

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Feminism, Amazon, Amazon prime, Four more shots please

Amazon’s 'Four More Shots Please' raises a toast to women’s indomitable spirit

The series is a celebration of female bonding. And while it deals with life's hardships, it's far from being a sob story!