In India and around the world, 2017 was a tumultuous year for feminism. A look at the watershed moments:
With the Aziz Ansari story sparking nuanced conversations across the world, India must introspect on consent both inside and outside of a marriage.
There is something innately wrong about the way harassment is portrayed in the media and the effect it has on the reader.
It is right to evoke the history of feminism. But that history does not have to be told in a generational mode where the old are outdated and the young are foolish.
How much emphasis can be laid on due process when the lived realities of many women are so ghastly?
Preaching radicalism from the pulpit is easy; turning identity into a weapon for shutting down debate when it makes you uncomfortable is not a hallmark of courage, but a sign of anger without self-introspection.
In conversation with Nalini Malani, one of India’s foremost contemporary feminist artists, about the influences that have informed her work, what it was like being a woman artist in the ’70s and more.
Sudha’s area of concern is geophysics that directly impacts environmental issues such as groundwater contamination and aquifer detection.
Scientist Kuljeet Kaur is working on ‘experimental indirect astronomy’, which is one of the few ways to study the cosmos without telescopes.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two women vice-presidents but made no changes to an all-male list of cabinet ministers criticised by opponents.
The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters’ struggles.
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.
Saudi woman arrested for a widely shared video showing her strolling along an empty street wearing a skirt and crop top, Saudi state TV reported on Tuesday.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee on the age-old debate on ‘what women should wear,’ how we are conditioned to question a woman’s dressing choices and wanting to be respected for one’s femininity.
The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
While the Odia Wikipedia community has made great strides, translating it to a digital language of knowledge will require solving technical challenges and enlisting a more diverse set of contributors and editors.
In ‘When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife,’ Meena Kandasamy offers something for everyone – from poets who aspire to write, to men who hit their wives.
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world’s first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women’s fight for equality.
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman’s antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long-awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro’s funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Many women who climbed to power in male-dominated political systems benefited from feminist movements that urged more women be in leadership positions.
Indian movies are embracing the fact that real relationships can be messy because individuals are.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
TVF’s instant dismissal of sexual harassment allegations against its CEO instead of promising an independent probe reveals flaws in the web entertainment industry’s understanding of feminism.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
This week’s column looks at multiple interpretations of feminism and gender equality.
In 40 cities across India, a global campaign that protests violence against women will take place for the fifth year running.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.
Equal rights, decision-making roles and fair allocation of resources for women are of major significance in peace negotiations according to Sweden’s foreign minister.
Dangal succeeds in making us cheer for young women who break gender stereotypes. But it fails to problematise the patriarchy of the central protagonist.
In its grand feminist project, Ariel’s #SharetheLoad ad aims to sell feminism to women while only catering to its primary consumer – men.
In response to an allegation of “unscientific research”, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan staunchly declares that their research doesn’t take away the suffering of the various Muslim women they worked with.
Women often internalise the stereotypical expectations. They may genuinely hold more conservative views and believe that women are better suited to certain roles.
Who counts as a gamer and what counts as games amount to data that is heavily skewed in its class, caste and gender perspectives.
The current Hillary-phoria ignores the fact that her policies have not and will not empower or benefit the majority of women at home or abroad.
Chetan Bhagat discusses his new book “One Indian Girl” and answer questions on themes such as sexism at the workplace, female friendships, romantic relationships and his idea of feminism.