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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!

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
BCCI, Feminism, Koffee With Karan, Hardik Pandya

Hey BCCI! Let Hardik Pandya play. Feminism is not anti-men - it's a demand for basic equality

Penalising men for being sexist in their professional domain would be a setback to feminism itself. It would also end the open conversations about gender which we are finally having.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Feminism, Patriarchy, Menstruation, Sabarimala

Are you a woman and oppose our entry into Sabarimala? Then answer me this

Why Sabarimala should be a deeply personal issue to every Hindu woman. Believer, atheist, 'urban Naxal', Maoist, bhakt or otherwise.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Bollywood, Feminism, Nick jonas, Priyanka Chopra

If Priyanka Chopra were Priyank Chopra, would there have been so much to write about?

To be an unapologetic careerist with a global agenda and an achiever with no stopwatch and preconceived rules does not make Chopra a “global scam artist.”

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Botox beauties, Beauty, Gender stereotypes, Make-up

Botox Feminism: Can beauty be feminist?

There are women who endorse beauty, and then there are women who shame it. So, the question isn’t easy to answer.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Marital Rape, Women Empowerment, Feminism, Domestic Violence

Why feminism might just be a laughable idea to many women

Domestic violence is such an integral part of women who come from lower-income families that it takes a brave one to take a stand or snap.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Women, Feminism, Netflix, Lust stories

Let's talk about sex: Why India needs more Lust Stories

The Netflix anthology takes the discussion a step ahead, beyond the jaw-dropping 'M' bomb, out of liberal drawing rooms and social media timelines.