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Russian feminist artist put on trial on charges of disseminating pornography; rights groups declare her a political prisoner
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Russian feminist artist put on trial on charges of disseminating pornography; rights groups declare her a political prisoner

Yulia Tsvetkova ran a children’s theater and was a vocal advocate of feminism and LGBT rights.

Fighting patriarchy, one beautiful bauble at a time: Eina Ahluwalia turns the idea of jewellery as feminine on its head
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Fighting patriarchy, one beautiful bauble at a time: Eina Ahluwalia turns the idea of jewellery as feminine on its head

Ahluwalia's seemingly simple trinkets hold much pain, shed fear, take struggles on head-first, and celebrate womanhood that would make the fiercest feminists proud.

Nawal El Saadawi passes away: A look at the legacy of Egypt's grand novelist and activist
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Nawal El Saadawi passes away: A look at the legacy of Egypt's grand novelist and activist

El Saadawi was a global iconoclast in the best sense of the phrase. In a world that has become compartmentalised, tribal, overtly racist, anti-science and unashamedly sexist, her novels espoused truths that made her unpopular with many in the government and in the so-called establishment.

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens
India

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens

Women are affected are they are excluded from decision-making roles in water management and irrigation.

Intimate City: Looking anew at long-held feminist understandings of sex work, choice, consent and agency
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Intimate City: Looking anew at long-held feminist understandings of sex work, choice, consent and agency

It is evident that engagement with sex work has broadened feminists’ ideas of who should have ‘rights’; revealed women’s agency as being diverse and unruly; expanded and complicated conventional notions of choice and consent; and offered us another model of bodily autonomy.

Films like Kajol's Tribhanga, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare chart an interesting evolution of the Bollywood 'naari'
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Films like Kajol's Tribhanga, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare chart an interesting evolution of the Bollywood 'naari'

Films like Tribhanga and Shakuntala Devi have shown mothers, and women overall, as full and complex human beings — not melodramatic side characters, but outspoken, independent leads who are in charge of their own fates

Usha Iyer on her book Dancing Women, a deep dive into the material and cultural production of dance in Hindi cinema
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Usha Iyer on her book Dancing Women, a deep dive into the material and cultural production of dance in Hindi cinema

Through her latest book, Usha Iyer provides an in-depth and discursive study of the history of the labour of producing on-screen dance — from the 1930s to the 1990s — and how over the years it has produced unique constructions of gender, sexuality, stardom and spectacle in and around the realm of Hindi cinema.

Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer
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Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer

The perception of Ekta Kapoor as the soap-opera queen is a unidimensional thought, given the exciting envelope-pushing films she has been backing as a producer

The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction
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The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction

WAP remains an important, and in some ways familiar, discussion about the appropriate path to women’s liberation.

What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives
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What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives

Predictably, the pushback to Zomato’s seemingly progressive step typifies the usual response to any reproductive health reform with women at the centre.

With Lihaaf, a quilting project, artist Arshi Ahmadzai and her collaborators embroider a challenge to patriarchy
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With Lihaaf, a quilting project, artist Arshi Ahmadzai and her collaborators embroider a challenge to patriarchy

Artist Arshi Ahmadzai brought together women from Najibabad to work on a seven-metre scroll as part of Lihaaf, a quilting project. The women are of varying ages, of Muslim faith, and belong to the Nat community.

Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
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Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it

The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.

The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms
science

The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms

Strong evidence shows that females often outperform males in many spheres of science, disproving the myth that they lack the cognitive capacity.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught
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To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught

Many Feminist Atheist Women navigate life and work by keeping our opinions on religion largely to ourselves unless we have the assurance of a safe space.

JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault
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JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault

In a 3,600-word essay, published on her website, JK Rowling explained in detail her research and beliefs on trans issues, and the concerns she has about how women’s rights and some young people’s lives were being impacted by some forms of trans activism.

Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time
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Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time

Pavail Gulati, the male lead in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad, reveals how he played the part despite disagreeing with his character most of the time, and making a career out of playing small roles.

Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality
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Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality

Kavita Krishnan's debut book examines the various facets of 'freedom' for women in modern-day India, revealing the deceptive ways in which seemingly benign tropes, hiding in plain sight, disempower women in the garb of emancipation.

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
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Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry