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 |  6-minute read
Patriarchy, Schools, Molestation, Rape Culture

Bois Locker Room: When your friends can imagine raping you

The hope for change lies in the attempt to sensitise the men to look at girls and women as fellow human beings rather than as objects of prey.


 |  Below The Belt  |  5-minute read
Patriarchy, Misogyny, Jammu and kashmir news, Article 370 scrapped

License to Wed: Is 'gori ladki' from Kashmir a takeaway from the abrogation of Article 370?

Is marriage, as BJP MLA Vikram Saini implies, a political tool? One that could now be used by non-Kashmiri men wanting to marry 'fair-skinned Kashmiri girls'?


 |  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.


 |  7-minute read
Sexuality, Patriarchy, Caste violence, Caste bias

Sakshi Mishra hounded: How the society controls a woman’s sexual, matrimonial and reproductive choices

The episode goes beyond just caste conflict. It speaks of the deep-rooted insecurity in men and their urge to control a woman's womb.


 |  4-minute read
Smriti Irani, Patriarchy, Sexism, Parliament speech

Mainly Bold, Incidentally Beautiful: Why Nusrat Jahan should inspire the young women of India

She has held her own, calmly and quietly, through both the trolling and celebration of her attire in Parliament. There is a lot more to TMC MP Nusrat Jahan than meets the eye.


 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Gangrape, Patriarchy, Imran Khan, December 16 gangrape

Nirbhaya, Asma Aziz, Hajra Bibi: Why all real-life stories have the same thread

It is the centuries of conditioning of the masculine mind to be a caretaker, a patriarch, to be the one in control, to be the tamer, to be the dominant force.


 |  It Could Happen to You  |  5-minute read
Patriarchy, Women, Menstruation, Sabarimala shrine

Sabarimala row: History has been made, messily perhaps, but made nonetheless

From strikes, agitations, dharnas and dramatic entries, the good news is, all the controversy around entering Sabarimala has not taken away any of Ayyappan's popularity.


 |  15-minute read
Women Empowerment, Misogyny, Sexism, Patriarchy

As a kid, I wasn't scolded for beating up a boy. That taught me I can beat patriarchy, every day, my way

As women living in a sexist society, we have to learn to handle the three forceful Fs — fight, fright, flight — in the right combination and with tact. And the lessons begin at home.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Sexual harassment, #MeToo, Masnplaining, Patriarchy

Something finally changed: Why I too believe in the 'best in men', like Gillette

You can be six feet tall, eat fries and chocolates like fast food is going out of fashion, think the new girl in class is super pretty. You still know how not to feel gender-superior.


 |  3-minute read
Karan Johar, Patriarchy, Sexism, Misogyny

Crassness with Karan: No, Hardik Pandya is not the first time. Karan Johar's show is often rude and crude

From Ranveer Singh asking if Anushka wanted her ass pinched to Karan Johar saying single women had to resort to sucking thumbs, 'Koffee with Karan' has frequently disguised the disgusting under Bollywood glitz.