Unlearning Biases: Why It’s Important To Re-evaluate Our Upbringing
By Imaan Haque Growing up in a conservative Muslim family, I was always told that queerness is something exceptionally sinful. There was no space to even talk about homosexuality, or anything even remotely related to it. Naturally, as a child, I adopted many of these [...]Read more
Should One Strive for Women’s Equality or Equity?
By Evanshi Mavani There’s a viral image circulating on social media that displays two people in two distinct circumstances. In the first, both individuals are given an equal-sized box to assist them in seeing over the wall. However, because of his superior height, only [...]Read more
Public Street Harassment: The Shadow Behind Every Woman
By Imaan Haque An inevitable facet of traversing the world as a woman is the ceaseless harassment levied on us in public. In India, a woman is sexually harassed every 12 minutes. Street harassment comes in many forms: eve-teasing (including making passes, obscene gestures, [...]Read more
Pushpa: The Limits of Indian Cinema?
By Evanshi Mavani Trigger Warning: Mention of sexual violence For years now in Indian cinema, there’s been nothing as exhilarating for the masses as seeing a hero crush his enemies, save his girl, and live happily ever after. However, it’s 2022, and surely, we can [...]Read more
Women in Male-Dominated Workplaces
By Akanksha Pandey For eons, the egregiously gendered segregation of work across cultures dissuaded women from venturing beyond the socially deemed prudent role of a “caregiver” at home, in the manifold avatars of a mother, wife, daughter or a sister. Her mobility [...]Read more
Role of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Empowering Indian Women
By Akanksha Pandey “When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits” – Hillary Clinton “Empowerment” remains the warp and woof of most affirmative actions sanctioned by governments to bolster historically marginalized communities. And, although the concept itself [...]Read more
Disparity in Women’s Education and Employment
By Nidhi Bajpai India is one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. At least that’s what we hear and say! And according to The World Bank data, India has seen an ever declining female labour force participation in the past two decades. The female [...]Read more
Fatphobia as a Gendered Issue: How Fatphobia Affects Women Disproportionately
By Disha Sarna Fatphobia can be defined as the fear of fatness, but in a more colloquial sense, it is the prejudice held against fat people simply because of their weight. Although society has always had perceptions of an ideal body type, the notion of fatphobia has [...]Read more
Does Sexism obstruct Brain Research?
By Nidhi Bajpai One of the challenges of studying gender differences has been accounting for the role of culture. Women, even today, are expected to remain confined to the four walls of the house. Working outside home is considered a highway road for them. If one chooses [...]Read more
Social Causes of The Declining Mental Health of Indian Women
By Akanksha Pandey Samdosha, Samagnischa, Samadhatumalkriya; Prasannatmendriyamanah, Swastha iti abhidhiyate (Sushrut [...]Read more