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Sep 28, 2018
SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victoryWith the striking down of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC, constitutional law has finally entered the institution of marriage in a bid to ensure constitutional freedoms, destroy hierarchies, eliminate inequalities and attempt to democratise matrimonial relationships
Oct 31, 2017
Powerful men on Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators are feigning helplessness, wallowing in their privilegeRaya Sarkar’s now-infamous List of Sexual Harassment Accused (the List)—an online list of Indian men in academia accused by women of repeated sexual harassment—has opened up a real feminist moment.
Oct 30, 2017
Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators not the problem, allowing harassers the benefit of anonymity isWhen looked into the context of 'the due process' that is followed after a woman complains of sexual harassment, the Raya Sarkar list appears as a vulnerable piece of testimony
Oct 23, 2017
As #MeToo gains momentum, let's look at how people view feminism and male privilege in urban IndiaEven as #MeToo spread like wildfire, several men and women ridiculed and criticised the social media campaign as well as feminism and people who fight for women's rights
Sep 03, 2017
Ram Nath Kovind recalls Mahatma Gandhi on Gujarat visit, urges citizens to become nation-buildersPresident Ram Nath Kovind Sunday said he wanted every citizen of the country to become a nation-builder by adopting the Gandhian concept of "trusteeship"
Aug 31, 2017
Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for womenA presumption of harassment of the husband should not prevent the State from legitimising the right of the wife to seek justice for flagrant violations against her body
Aug 22, 2017
Indian women and live-in relationships: Social stigma, pervasive myths cloud legal statusContrary to popular belief, women in live-in relationships in India do enjoy legal rights akin to married women. So what is their legal position?
Aug 20, 2017
Climate change and the social contract: How our choices lead to predictable tragediesClimate change throws into sharp relief, the fissures in our system
Jun 12, 2017
Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignityWith a sense of the crisscrossing realities that we all endure and live with, the everyday ‘patriarchies’ that we encounter are bound to appear equally complex and diverse.
May 17, 2017
Muslim woman gets triple talaq through piece of paper, appeals to Narendra ModiA 25-year-old Muslim woman, whose husband divorced her by writing talaq thrice on a piece of paper, has moved court against the practice and also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish it.