Articles by The Ladies Finger
Aug 13, 2018
Here's a wishlist for the police on ensuring women's safety — and it doesn't involve painting anything pinkThis silver bullet in the form of pink cars and CCTV cameras and adoption of cool names isn’t the solution that we expect the police to come up with.
Aug 09, 2018
Kiki Challenge, Musical.ly and Aadhar: India has much to offer when it comes to things no one asked forWe are constantly being told what is national, what is authentic, what is cool, what the whole country will surely enjoy. But we continue to secretly find our uncool pursuits.
Aug 08, 2018
A universal struggle: Women are asking for pockets in their clothes, while calling out sexismWith changing times, women have learnt that they deserve pockets in their clothes too and have been actively asking for it on the internet, and off it.
Aug 01, 2018
Kerala sex-for-silence scandal: NCW's call to ban confession arbitrary, efforts to reform religion should come from within communityThere is a world of difference between cases of women's religious subjugation like the practice genital mutilation, and NCW's demand to ban confession.
Jul 31, 2018
Justice Gangele sexual harassment case highlights how institutions are inherently biased against complainantsThe story of the Assistant District Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has taken on a similar turn of events.
Jul 27, 2018
Govt's ban on import, production and sale of life-saving drug oxytocin will negatively impact healthcareThree months ago, the government created a monopoly of the drug oxytocin that prevents women from bleeding to death during labour.
Jul 22, 2018
Bleeding without tax: Centre making sanitary napkins GST-free cause to rejoice, but some fear manufacturers may hike pricesThe Centre has withdrawn the 12 percent GST levied on sanitary napkins, which it earlier taxed as a luxury product.
Jul 21, 2018
Comicstaan's women contestants take forward Nanette star Hannah Gadsby's conversation on sexual abuseThese women in Comicstaan have turned the tables and made everyone be at the receiving end of their unique and thought-provoking sexual harassment jokes.
Jul 14, 2018
Activists against female genital cutting pin hopes on Supreme Court, but path to ending practice will not be easyOn 16 July, the Supreme Court will begin hearings on whether the practice of female genital cutting, is constitutional or not.
Jul 13, 2018
Why Ranjith Sankar's Njan Marykutty is a milestone film for queer representation in south cinemaRanjith Sankar’s film, Njan Marykutty, starring Jayasurya is a rare and sensitive pleasure. The film traces the life of a trans woman and the character isn't treated as a a joke, an object to be pitied (even in the worst circumstances), or an overdone punchline.