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What Is India’s Medical Community Doing to End the Apathy and Abuse Trans* People Face in Healthcare?
Trans Representation
Any mental or emotional health crisis queer/trans* folks face is seen as their fault, directly or indirectly caused by their queerness or transness. This is the cishet gaze, and mental health practitioners have only started learning about queer-trans* affirmative therapy practices.
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.
Who Finds Joy in Cooking?
Labour
For me, cooking is self-care because I don’t face the “time poverty” that leads to a lack of leisure in the lives of many women. For my mother and so many other women, cooking has always been inescapable care work for others.
Indian Courts Must Understand What Being Intersex Really Means
Intersex Rights
A lack of understanding of the difference between trans and intersex has led to judicial fumbling in Indian courts and left intersex people behind.
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.
The Rise of the Girlboss Bride
Cis-Heteropatriarchy
Just how far can the girlboss bride's wedding-day deviance take her? Are her wedding-day glories any guarantee that her marriage will indeed be a site of feminist liberation?
What You Need to Remember About Self-Disclosure on Social Media
Social Media
Self-disclosure is rewarded with popularity on social media. Whether we choose to make this self-disclosure or applaud those who do, there are some things to keep in mind.
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.
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