NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.
When is a woman's grief 'good' enough? Reactions to a celebrity death highlight gendered social expectations
Social media platforms act as sites wherein death, loss, and mourning are increasingly encountered and negotiated. With the online omnipresence of grieving, it becomes a constant challenge for women, especially those bereaved, to perform ‘good grief’.
A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions
In Sharanya Ramprakash's Kannada play Nava, a guide for greater transgender presence in Indian theatre
Nava has been put together by its team using collaborative devising methods, selecting precious moments from personal stories to create a mélange of nuanced offerings that piece together the obliterated contemporary history of urban trans women.
Bois Locker Room case underscores vital need for radical, political reimagining of an education that liberates us
The Bois Locker Room and the crisis of our society in its current breakdown have a lot to say about each other. Both of them tell us that we have reached the limits of the system we live in. If the way out is together, then we need an education on what it means to do that.
Sex differences in the frequency, severity and treatment efficacy for many diseases, not just COVID-19, were pointed out long ago.
Media's use of imagery in reporting gender-based violence needs to change — and a feminist database has alternatives
Artists who responded to FII's open call for submissions have created imagery that encompasses a number of themes, including representation, empowerment, and solidarity. The emphasis is on images that show women as strong and resilient beings as opposed to stock photos that portray them as hapless victims.
The Queer Take: In embracing the new, inclusive language project, what has been gained and what has been lost?
In domains like gender and sexuality, we have managed to demand more words and vocabulary and descriptions that allow more of us to name our selves, our desires, our milestones. This evolving language was allowing more of us to walk into more rooms, but also I could see those rooms still had the same rules, the same problems, writes Joshua Muyiwa in #QueerTake
While there are some cognitive biological differences between male and female brains, they do not amount to what popular gender stereotypes suggest.
Where are the women? Hollywood's upcoming awards season has left female filmmakers out of the running
Despite box office success and critical praise, female filmmakers are largely being left out of Hollywood’s awards season | via @nytimes
Man, Woman #MeToo: Discovery's new documentary analyses patriarchy and its various ramifications in Indian society
Man, Woman #MeToo features specialists who explain the reasons of India's inherent patriarchy through real-life examples and case studies.
Watch: Video of Toronto couple's satirical take on 'gender reveals' goes viral; ends with a social message
A Toronto couple threw their friends and family a unique gender revealing party and the video from the event is going viral on social media platforms.
Every subsequent reading of Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings by dance theorist and curator Clare Croft gives me more than the previous one. | Chintan Girish Modi writes in this week's #QueerBookshelf
Reading Ricky Martin's Me is to know that we are one, despite histories, identities and circumstances that separate us
I approached Ricky Martin's Me not as a fan keen on getting to know their pop idol, but as an avid reader of queer autobiographies | Chintan Girish Modi writes in this week's #QueerBookshelf
Close, Too Close: The Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica raises questions around consent that we must engage with
Close, Too Close: The Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica (2012), edited by Meena and Shruti who identify as queer feminists, is a beautiful collection of stories about queer desire and intimacy, in which you will meet queer characters who are in no need of sympathy from people who claim to be allies but are unwilling to question the ways in which they stereotype and stigmatise.
In the narrative universe of The Scent of God by Saikat Majumdar, queer love is allowed to exist only as a longing that must never utter its name
As research has shown, there is a critical link between the development of AI systems which display gender bias and the lack of women in teams that design them.
No Outlaws in the Gender Galaxy: Revisiting Zubaan's 2015 book, and what it illuminates of queer identities
Privilege keeps some of us from seeing how marginalised bodies navigate systems that assume the gender binary to be natural, coherent, and inflexible.
Venice International Film Festival's record on gender parity remains dismal; fest is still largely governed by men
Things are really bad for women filmmakers at the 76th Venice International Film Festival with its poor record on female representation, with only 2 of the 21 films in competition being directed by women.