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Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

Jan 28, 2016

Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

As the Shani Shingnapur row intensifies, feminists are reminding us that “Freedom of Religion” is not a synonym for “Freedom to Discriminate”. #Feminism #India #Religion #CriticalPoint #Freedom #Women #Maharashtra #Gender equality #Human Rights #Sabarimala #Haji Ali Dargah #Constitution #sexism #Shareworthy #Shani Shingnapur Temple
The personal is political, but now it's also social: How the internet changed the game for feminist discourse

Jan 17, 2016

The personal is political, but now it's also social: How the internet changed the game for feminist discourse

Social media has It has provided a space for the feminist movement to thrive. Phenomena like virality and memes can be used to make very powerful points that reach a lot of people #social media #Feminism #India #ConnectTheDots #HeForShe #F Weekend #Feminist discourse #YesAllWomen #FP Longform #Social media and feminism #Men and feminism
Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population

Jan 15, 2016

Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population

The Sabarimala shrine has historically been open to only male devotees because women experience menstruation and that is traditionally considered ‘impure’. #Feminism #Kerala #Sabarimala #Tirupati #In My Opinion #Menstruation #Feminism in India #periods #rituals #Prayar Gopalakrishnan #Devaswom #Happytobleed #Smash the patriarchy #faith and feminism
To Food Talk India and Shuchir Suri: 'Dick pic' to a journalist only reiterates the sexism she called you out on

Jan 14, 2016

To Food Talk India and Shuchir Suri: 'Dick pic' to a journalist only reiterates the sexism she called you out on

Vagabomb writer Shibani Bedi rightly called out the sexism in the meme put out by Food Talk India and Shuchir Suri's answer with her story — "Popular Delhi-Based Food Portal Promotes Sexist Image Which You Just Can't Ignore" But little did she know she would receive this boorish reply from the man himself. #facebook #Feminism #InMyOpinion #Meme #sexism #misogyny #Shuchir Suri #Food Talk India #Vagabomb
The Force re-aligns: How the role of women in Star Wars has evolved

Jan 02, 2016

The Force re-aligns: How the role of women in Star Wars has evolved

When a film franchise like Star Wars casts a female in the lead, without any frills and romantic interests, with a proper, convenient-for-combat outfit, who flies spaceships and fights villains, and tells men that she doesn’t need to be held while running, it is a huge deal. #Feminism #ConnectTheDots #Star Wars #JJ Abrams #Daisy Ridley #The Force Awakens #Shareworthy #FWeekend
Breaking gender barriers: Women activists try to barge into restricted areas of Shani temple

Dec 22, 2015

Breaking gender barriers: Women activists try to barge into restricted areas of Shani temple

Four women activists tried to offer prayers at the famous Shani temple in Ahmednagar district where the move last month by a woman to defy convention and offer obeisance at the shrine triggered a debate on gender discrimination. #Feminism #BeatThis #Gender #Women #Gender equality #Shareworthy #gender balance #right to religious freedom #indi a #shani temple
Dowry? Dowry? No! Papa: Kerala woman slaps a hard one on the age old custom

Dec 09, 2015

Dowry? Dowry? No! Papa: Kerala woman slaps a hard one on the age old custom

Remya Ramachandran, decided to take the malpractice of dowry by the horns and cancelled her wedding after the groom demanded money and gold as dowry. #GoodNews #Feminism #Kerala #Gender equality #Dowry #social evils #Shareworthy #gender balance
Alcohol isn't the problem, abuse is: That's why Nitish's rationale for a Bihar booze ban is flawed

Dec 01, 2015

Alcohol isn't the problem, abuse is: That's why Nitish's rationale for a Bihar booze ban is flawed

Recently elected Bihar government has promised to ban alcohol on the state, the argument that it helps women is flawed. #Feminism #India #InMyOpinion #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Patriarchy #Bihar elections #alcohol ban
Watch: This video shows how important it is for parents to discuss sex with their teenage kids

Nov 18, 2015

Watch: This video shows how important it is for parents to discuss sex with their teenage kids

If all the mothers told their sons what the mother in the video told her boy, perhaps we'd be living in a safer society today. #Feminism #Life #India #Sex #ThingsWeLike #Sexual harassment #Women #Eve-teasing #Crimes against women #Shareworthy