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Anindita Ghose on her debut novel The Illuminated: 'It is essentially a novel about shifts in perspective'
Arts & Culture

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'

How cyberfeminism is paving the way for gender revolution in Saudi Arabia
World

How cyberfeminism is paving the way for gender revolution in Saudi Arabia

The increasing use of the Internet by women hailing from different walks of life is likely to take Arab feminism to a different level

Afghan women always lived in shadow of fear, even before Taliban takeover
World

Afghan women always lived in shadow of fear, even before Taliban takeover

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
Entertainment

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
Arts & Culture

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
Arts & Culture

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.

Wife's refusal to make tea for husband no provocation for assault, says Bombay High Court
India

Wife's refusal to make tea for husband no provocation for assault, says Bombay High Court

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
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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
India

'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
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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
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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.

My grandmother fled from the horrors of Partition. What she couldn't outrun was the patriarchy
Lifestyle

My grandmother fled from the horrors of Partition. What she couldn't outrun was the patriarchy

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
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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
Lifestyle

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
India

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
India

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.

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Economist Devika Kher on women being key to India's economic growth
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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Economist Devika Kher on women being key to India's economic growth

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.

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Filmmaker Paromita Vohra on adopting narratives free of patriarchy
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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Filmmaker Paromita Vohra on adopting narratives free of patriarchy

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
Life

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
Life

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.