Society is a human construct, a combination of an animalistic instinct to live in herds or packs and purely imaginary sets of rules and ‘acceptable behaviour’. This often trickles down into ideas of right and wrong, which eventually lead to differing opinions. However, when one view causes genuine harm to … Continue Reading
It starts like this.
You’re five years old, and you watch a cartoon where the lead character is cool and smart and funny. You want to be him but you can’t because he’s a boy and you’re a girl. At least, you have the female side character to look up … Continue Reading
The leering gaze as you walk down a dark alley, the unwanted touches on a crowded public bus or the gestures that mock your dignity when you are waiting for an auto-rickshaw. Most women face harrowing situations similar to this, or more dangerous every day of their lives. In a … Continue Reading
The safety of women and men in any country is a matter of importance. Security, equality, and justice are fundamental human rights everyone deserves. Women from all walks of life live in a constant state of fear. They fear judgment on the basis of their gender. The innumerable threats and … Continue Reading
Safety— according to a quick Google search— is the condition of being protected.
But safety, for most of the women in India, means anything but that. For many women, it means fighting a constant battle for their right to live; sometimes from the second they are born. For … Continue Reading
India is a country of vast culture and beliefs. We adorn our women with the jewels and statuses of gods. We call our country “Bharat Mata”. However, most of this respect comes in the form of them just being mothers. Women are rarely looked beyond their role of a caregiver; … Continue Reading
Who knew that we would be witnesses to such a catastrophic event in the world, the likes of which has never been seen before? To prevent the spread of a tiny virus, we are confined within the four walls of our homes and forced to give up our education and … Continue Reading
The term ‘male privilege’ might ring unfamiliar in your ears. Is it really possible that four syllables could singlehandedly explain why you got interrupted midway through a sentence, why the pockets on your pants are miniature “pockettes”, why you couldn’t drink alone at a bar without having to deal with … Continue Reading
Navratri, this year, has been made special by the replacement of song and dance with closeted allegations and withheld claims of the women of our country finally seeing the light of day. The accumulation of atrocities faced by them behind closed doors, followed by their subsequent and ignored cries for … Continue Reading