(Are they really, or is it just misogyny? Spoiler Alert: No and Yes) Written by Tanvi Krishnakumar Edited by Nikita Sethi Rom-com, chick flick, guilty pleasure. No matter what you call it, we’ve all watched them, even if some of us would like to pretend otherwise. But why is it that they are guilty pleasures … More Why are Romantic Comedies Inferior?
Written by Aakangsha Dutta Edited by Arya Khare and Tara Rai. For an eighteen-year-old who has always struggled with fighting back against the subtle suppression of a patriarchal society, watching the glass ceiling shatter, as a woman of colour, was riveting. When Kamala Harris, in her acceptance speech, commemorated her mother as well as the … More She The People
Written by Anandi Pandey, Hrishita Chaturvedi, and Ishika Kundu. Shabd, maati ki mahima ka bakhan nahin kar sakte, Dharti ka gahan anurag unse hai, Jo use apne pasine se seenchte hain. (Words cannot convey the glory of the soil. The land is fond of those who water it with their sweat.) – Savitribai Phule Savitribai … More The Legacy of Savitribai Calls for Revolution Today
Originally published on The Colourboard, 25th July, 2020. By guest writer Ekta Sonawane “Violence is not justified but resistance is.” It is important for the students from marginalized communities to know about the existence of a parallel world out there, which is not yours and trying to fit into that world is not a change … More Was Phoolan Devi a Feminist?
Originally published on The Colourboard, 10th August, 2020. By guest writer Ekta Sonawane This article is a sequence of my previously published article, on the death anniversary of Phoolan Devi ‘Violence and Resistance’ What is violence? What is the intensity of violence in a women’s life? What role does violence play in the life of … More Why Phoolan Devi’s Act Isn’t a Crime but Her Resistance.
By guest writer Gahena Gambani This article is a product of a lot of thinking I have had to do (and not just recently), the realisations I have inevitably reached, the immense guilt I have felt, the process of coming to terms with said guilt as well as learning and trying to do better. I’d … More Accountability Begins at Home
By Tanvi Krishnakumar Birth control pills have always been taken by people with uteruses. It seems inconceivable to one that there could be any other arrangement. After all, there lies a common belief that people who get pregnant should be the ones to protect themselves against this situation, while those who impregnate are denied any … More Birth Control — Who pays the Price
This interview is part of our series of wonderful feminist research work submitted to us in response to our call on social media, to centre the work of women and trans academics, as part of our Gender in Academia campaign. Our second interview is with Arhita Biswas, who has shared her work on the cinematic … More An Interview With the Academic: Arhita Biswas
By Kavya Mittal Homegoing is a beautiful yet haunting book that stays with you for a long time. It is a book you rant and rave about. It is an “unflinching portrayal of the slave trade” and explores its lasting impact down the generations – from 18th-century West Africa to the modern-day US. The title … More Why You Need to Read Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing”
This interview is part of our series of wonderful feminist research work submitted to us in response to our call on social media, to centre the work of women and trans academics, as part of our Gender in Academia campaign. This is an interview conducted with Talullah Blanco, the journalist behind the first article in … More An Interview With the Academic: Talullah Blanco