In an open letter to Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actor Swara Bhaskar decries glorification of Sati and Jauhar which deny women the right to live.
Despite the fact that these women are sometimes the main source of income in their families, they have to face misogynistic behaviour – and violence.
Meet the son who is a sore trial to all father figures and patriarchs – the biological father, guru, rulers or politicians. Harishankar Parsai (1924-1995) is once again at his satirical best.
The written submissions on behalf of the petitioners have relied on the recent landmark Supreme Court right to privacy judgement and the NALSA verdict, among others.
That’s pretty much what the history of gender difference science has told us, according to a new book by British science journalist Angela Saini.
The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters’ struggles.
Qandeel Baloch’s challenging time in the limelight and her tribulations leading to an unfortunate death paint a damning picture of patriarchy.
The recent issue of Krishi Samvad, a supplement of the monthly state government magazine Haryana Samvad, carried a photograph of a veiled woman, describing it as the “identity of the state”.
A club in Pune’s Walhe village – one among dozens run across 13 states in India – is creating a safe space for women and helping them bargain for more agency.
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According to the court, a woman is just a vulnerable body incapable of knowing what’s best for her and what she wants.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
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.
The pride that Jallikattu evokes is clearly associated with people from a particular dominant caste, often at the forefront of violence against Dalits.
Illiteracy, patriarchy and a lack of familiarity with technology make poor women highly vulnerable in a cashless economy.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles and the state further into the past. It’s also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Dangal succeeds in making us cheer for young women who break gender stereotypes. But it fails to problematise the patriarchy of the central protagonist.
The French film director discusses her evolution as a queer filmmaker, the rise of homophobia in France, her opposition to the right-wing and more.
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.
Unless there is a change all the way down to the bottom in male-dominated fields like architecture, a complete changeover is unlikely.
The reasons offered for barring women from the inner sanctum of the dargah draw from conservative and patriarchal viewpoints, which border on the ridiculous.
The draft Bill appears to have been framed without addressing the actual concerns of the surrogacy arrangements in India, and could do more harm than good by leading to the exploitation of women.
Caregiving struggles are not a family’s circumstance or an individual’s issue, but the result of our collective failure at imagining community-based and non-gendered care.
The burkha is easily read as a sign of religious conservatism rather than an expression of patriarchy. And patriarchy, whether in Islamic or Western societies, finds expression in all sorts of ugly cultural practices.
It’s disingenuous to frame an argument on victory’s shoulders. If a female athlete needs to accomplish extraordinary tasks to be acknowledged as ‘India’s daughter’, then what status does she enjoy before that?
Despite the creation of self-help groups and microfinance schemes, Hemlata Manglani’s case studies reveal that the social environment for women’s enterprises in Haryana has not improved.
Women ghatam players are breaking the patriarchy and hierarchy attached to their gender and their instrument.
Villages across states are imposing mobile phone bans on young women in order to control their new independence and mobility.
Women don’t need to be told to be indoors because going out means risking their safety. They need to know they have the right to take that risk if they feel their dignity lies in doing so.
Even when limited to discrimination, sexism in Indian science causes the loss of half its intellectual capital; in its much more extreme avatar of sexual harassment, it invariably leads to the victim’s career getting compromised.
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Ashish Gupta and Nikhil Shrivastav’s article, “Why Using Patriarchal Messaging to Promote Toilets is a Bad Idea”, is insightful but has misread the intent of the communication messages used to promote toilet use in rural Rajasthan. They believe that the sanitation messages tied to the practice of wearing […]
The struggles for women’s empowerment and improving sanitation are both harmed by using patriarchal messages to encourage construction of toilets.