Anindita Ghose on her debut novel The Illuminated: 'It is essentially a novel about shifts in perspective'
Anindita Ghose on The Illuminated: 'It is a story about women coming into their own, how they dazzle when they choose to shine together'
The increasing use of the Internet by women hailing from different walks of life is likely to take Arab feminism to a different level
A 2015 survey by the Demographic and Health programme of USAID showed that 90 percent of women in some areas of the country have experienced violence from their husband
Promising Young Woman, The Great Indian Kitchen are both films with simmering feminism and everyday oppression
Things are not going to change in the space of one film. That is the stone-cold reality of a woman’s life and one that even the most realistic storytellers completely ignore.
Sidharth Singh on his novel, Fighter Cock, a satirical narrative of patriarchal power dynamics in a rustic hinterland
In a conversation with Firstpost, the author talks about growing up in an erstwhile rural princely state in Bihar, the hyper-masculine setting of his novel and how he reduces patriarchy to its crudest form by using cockfighting as a metaphor for the power play in the hinterland of Shikargarh.
Read an excerpt from The Anger of Saintly Men: Anubha Yadav's debut novel examines how society informs ideologies of masculinity
The award-winning author and filmmaker writes a compelling prose which forces us to examine the way boys are raised in our country, in the tight grip of a patriarchal mould that shapes their understanding of themselves and of what it means to be a man.
The court made the remarks earlier this month while upholding the conviction of a 35-year-old man from Pandharpur for assaulting his wife
Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.
'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment
In the context of rape in particular, the trend of the accused seeking to prevent the media from covering trials presents a unique challenge for media reportage.
Reading Rhea Chakraborty's public vilification as a modern-day witch hunt: Actress' harassment has historic roots
The way women who are accused of witchcraft are dragged outdoors to be publicly shamed has now translated into a countless number of people consuming a new 'exposé' on Rhea Chakraborty every day on primetime television.
Victims of sexual assault within the home fight lonely battles; Netflix whodunit Raat Akeli Hai probes why
Radhika Apte's character in Raat Akeli Hai assumes that the sexual abuse she is subjected to is a one-off affair, only to discover that all the other women in the family, too, have suffered similar fates.
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
Natkhat movie review: Vidya Balan silently but effectively battles patriarchy in her debut short film
With a fine blend of soaring imagination and hard-hitting realities, Natkhat hits the sweet spot between hope and awareness.
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.
Gender representation in the media: New study shows disparity in opinion pieces about socio-legal tech policy
According to this study on gender representation in opinion pieces on socio-legal tech policy, only roughly 26 percent were authored by women. The study also found that the same authors were contributing to multiple publications, which prevents greater diversity of perspectives
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.
In this episode of Women in Labour, Devika Kher breaks down the u-curve, one of the most important theories to understand the drop in women's participation in the workforce, in less than 30 minutes.
In this episode of Women In Labour, filmmaker Paromita Vohra talks about adopting a narrative that is independent of the patriarchy. She also stresses on women deciding for themselves as to who they are and who they want to be.
The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: US Marine Corps veteran Anuradha Bhagwati on battling sexism, harassment
In this episode of Women in Labour, Marine Corps veteran, activist and award-winning author, Anuradha Bhagwati talks about growing up brown and queer in 1970s America and navigating the toughest branch of the US military.
The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Dr Ritu Dewan on maneuvering through patriarchal structures at the workplace
In this episode of Women In Labour, Dr Ritu Dewan talks about the methodology, division of labour, and nomenclature at workplace and how it affects the working women.