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Some Amazing On-Screen Trans Stories and the Case for Authentic Representation
Trans Representation
Simply pushing trans stories into heteronormative spaces is no longer enough. Being mindful of authentic representation is indispensable. What we need in the industry is more room for trans creatives. After all, trans folks have waited long enough to own their narratives.
Top 5 Women's Day Ads That Do Anything But Empower Women
International Women's Day
Each year International Women’s Day intensifies the competition for the best advertising campaigns. These campaigns are tiring because they make empty promises with mixed up clichés about women empowerment. Their jingles and tokenistic branding show how poorly they align with feminism.
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
How Women’s Dissenting Abilities Are Impeded by Lack of Access to Public Spaces
Public Spaces
Structural obstacles impeding access to public spaces is intensified for those excluded from groups that hold privilege based on caste, gender, sexuality, religion, and physical ability.
More Feminists Must Be Allowed to Lead Climate Action
Climate Change
120 climate feminist organisations are coming together to push governments and financial institutions worldwide to take urgent action and to include more women leaders in the action for climate justice.
How to Master the Art of Flâneuring
Satire
It's independence day today. How free are we really? To just loiter? Just saunter about in the streets freely? A very unhelpful, if not damaging, guide for women wanting to be flâneuses.
Why We March (and You Should Too)
Activism
When we march, we collectively offer solidarity to the oppressed and a message to the oppressors and their allies that we all bear witness to their crimes and are no longer passive bystanders. When we march, we act—with purpose and deliberation.
The Other Side of Cancel Culture
Social Media
The dependence of social media activism on virality creates a hierarchy of outrage. In this hierarchy, each cause is given weightage based on its value as a viral commodity. So who gets saved?
Can Indian Communists Really Even Dream of a Revolution?
Opinion
Organizing the working class without addressing the caste issue is a shrewd way of the privileged caste Communists to pave a way to maintain their grasp over power in the name of proletariats while the marginalized and underprivileged continue to languish in the prison of caste.
4 min read
The Defenders of Sacred Groves
Adivasi Rights
It was a startling visual—the sun scorching down on barren land with a lone mahua tree and three gigantic cranes gleaming black and yellow, hanging mid-function in the air. This was the sacred grove or devsthal of Nachosai village, or whatever was left of it, really.
International Women's Day, 2021
International Women's Day
Our feminist allies from around the world told us what this day means to them and what they'd like all of us to remember.
Staying Vigilant As Women Being Persecuted For Peaceful Dissent In India
Activism
In targeted attacks on activists, Indian authorities have been trying to strategically erase any space for dissent, primarily through the oppressive sedition and anti-terror laws. A staggering number of women are being framed in trumped up charges and even being jailed.
8 min read
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