Category: THE GENDER BENDER

“एक अच्छे घर की लड़की”

~ शिवानी त्रिपाठी Photo by Mariana JM on Unsplash Cover Photo by Gita Krishnamurti on Unsplash

Aiyaat

~ By Gauri Sinha Grief is absurd. You cannot blame her for falling upon the threshold of your being with the most unexpected excuses, for it is her habit, but this was not supposed to happen, not now, not in the summer of 1952. Baba, aged 59, lay in the middle of the room, eyes…
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The Must-reads for All Women

~ By Chaitali Verma Although the literary world still has its fair share of sexism, the fact that people (sadly still mostly women) are looking for books that revolve around female experiences, shows that we are definitely moving forward. Over the past generation, more and more female voices have arisen from all walks of life,…
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Can Islam and Feminism Correlate?

By Hiba Ishaq Islam has been widely seen as a religion that has oppressed and exploited women. Many Western thinkers and scholars have blamed Islamic traditions and values as a means to oppress women. Are they right in thinking that Muslim women are oppressed as per the Quran and other Islamic scriptures? This article tries…
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Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan – By Pradeep Chandila In the ancient period, particularly from the stone age to the later Vedic period, physical force played a dominant role in the very existence of human civilization.  Even Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ indirectly or directly pinpointed towards ‘survival of physically potent and domination of muscle power’.…
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STRIDE with PRIDE

By Khushi Koul June, the pride month which celebrates love without questioning who have you fallen in love with, is a period of revelry which salutes the struggles, acknowledges the endurance and safeguards the interests of the LGBTQ+ community. It is that vibrant time of the year which reiterates the fluidity encompassed by gender identities.…
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Pride Month

By Aditi Yadav June is celebrated worldwide as Pride Month. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the on-going pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, as well as the accomplishments of LGBTQ individuals. The struggle has been real for these people especially…
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Pride and Peace- the Past, Present and Future

By Sanshita Vij A river of colours, a huge display of quirky signs and a sea of smiles- this is what a pride parade looks like. A pride parade is essentially a celebration of choice, autonomy and identities of people who do not fit the ‘normal’ as we know it. In modern-day, it is a…
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Zahra Yagana: From Child Bride to Human Rights Defender

Posted on November 1, 2018 Historically Afghan women have always been marginalized and accorded subordinate status. The position of women in the family and society has been shaped by many factors and there are strong cultural and historical roots of danger discrimination. Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic and traditional society that has been governed along tribal…
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WHERE DO WOMEN PEACE BUILDERS STAND IN THE 21st CENTURY?

Posted on September 25, 2018 Women, and thereby femininity, have often been associated with peace, love and softness. This has also led to the undermining of femininity. However, women have taken active roles as peace-builders – be it in their communities or on a global level. But what exactly is a peace builder? This article…
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