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Conversion Therapy Is Cruel and It Needs to End
LGBTQIA+
Despite the adverse psychological impact of conversion therapy, this pseudo-scientific practice continues to be practiced widely.
Where To Start With bell hooks
bell hooks
Never read bell hooks? Want to re-read her? Here's a book list for you.
Justice Is a Long Road for India’s Undertrial Prisoners
Law
In India, despite the constitutional right to a "reasonable, fair, and just" procedure for a person accused of an offence, the prison system is overflowing with undertrials—those who have been arrested but are yet to be convicted.
4 min read
The Cycle of Abusive Indian Parenting Needs to End
Parenting
Indian parents have an infamous reputation worldwide for their orthodox parenting techniques. Regardless of which country they raise their children in, they tend to follow the same archaic protocols for child rearing in which emotional neglect and manipulation are a staple.
Gynaecologist Clinics Are Patriarchal Spaces and That Needs to Change
Health
Whether it is the lack of infomercials about contraceptive methods or the symbolic silence staged by censoring words like “vagina”, health spaces for women are often restrictively designed, with negligible emphasis on their lived experiences and their sexual needs.
#MeToo in Chennai Schools: The Big Red Flag We Shouldn't Ignore
Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse robs children of their childhood and has a “devastating, irreversible impact” on their well-being. But the conversation around child rights has only gained momentum in India the past few decades.
5 min read
Five Films and Series That Portray the Reality of Mental Health Challenges
Culture
The entertainment industry has a long way to go when it comes to depicting mental illnesses in a manner that doesn’t perpetuate stigma. However, a recent spurt of shows and films seem to have kick-started some nuanced and healthy conversations.
My Abuser is Still Out There Basking in the Glory of His Fake Image
intimate partner violence
Narcissists always seek relationships with a power imbalance in their favour. They create an illusion of equality and free choice when all the while, they are really controlling their victims, grooming them to make choices that are essentially the narcissist’s own.
Is It Emotional Abuse?
Relationships
Emotional abuse is in the ‘how’ of the event. How a person fights with you, how they assert power, how they communicate, how they withhold affection. So arguing need not be abusive, but the language used while arguing can be — is it amplifying shame and guilt? is it instilling fear?
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