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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
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.
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.
How Unconventional Family Dramas Reimagine Parenting
Culture
Is there a parenting healthier than a righteous, moralistic, and disciplining parenting that polices children’s choices?
5 min read
Breast Cancer Is a Health Crisis, Not a Cosmetic Crisis
Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is about survival not about an assault on "two-breasted femininity".
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.
Should Your Partner Or Employer Be Tracking Your Period?
Bodily Autonomy
Contrary to what they claim, period tracking applications are contributing to the curbing of women’s bodily autonomy by creating sophisticated forms of surveillance.
Of Breasts and Body Politics
Body Politics
There’s something inherently perverse about how the patriarchy thinks about breasts. While it freely sexualizes and glorifies women’s breasts in a toxic bacchanalia of misogyny, women themselves aren’t free to do the same. Female desire, after all, is at the margins of India’s popular culture.
Deception and Sexual Consent
Law
If the consent to a particular sexual act is obtained via deception, can the sexual act still be considered consensual at all?
The False Binary of Nature and Nurture: Shifting Narratives in the Queer Galaxy
LGBTQIA+
Queerness and its articulation are not static but dynamic; not homogenous, but diverse. Queerness is “liberation from” rather than “bondage to” fixed ideas—the latter would undeniably be a form of violence.
4 min read
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.
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