Looking Through an Intersectional Lens

Looking Through an Intersectional Lens

[Trigger Warning: Mention of Rape and Sexual Violence] To truly perceive privilege or disadvantage, we must consider how multifarious aspects of a person’s identity – race, caste, religion, class, to name a few – operate together. This notion, widely known as ‘intersectionality’, has informed Saumya Srivastava’s understanding of feminism and…

Untold Stories: Natural Disasters & Women

Untold Stories: Natural Disasters & Women

In a world still reeling from Covid-19, while there is a plethora of information documenting the effects of the pandemic, a gendered assessment of the same is often overlooked. In this article, Shagun Singh analyses the heightened impact of natural disasters on women and discusses potential solutions to facilitate balanced…

Interview of Dr Sagarika Nityanand

Interview of Dr Sagarika Nityanand

Vrinda Varnekar interviews Dr Sagarika Nityanand about her experience empowering women from migrant and low-income communities in Mysore by spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene and health! They say not all heroes wear capes. Take this hero, for example. She wears a lab coat, a mask, and saves the world in…

Kill Your Darlings: What do we do with the art of exploitative men and can we separate the art from the artist?

Kill Your Darlings:
What do we do with the art of exploitative men and can we separate the art from the artist?

Pablo Neruda, Chris Brown, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen. They all have one thing in common: they’ve been ‘cancelled’. ‘Cancel Culture’ or the practice of withdrawing support for public figures in response to their objectionable actions or words is a buzzword that has recently garnered much attention on social media…

Are Prisons Feminist?

Are Prisons Feminist?

Decades of conditioning has made one believe that retribution at the hands of the criminal justice system equates to justice. Incarceration has especially been resorted to by the state to prosecute gendered violence, while carelessly disregarding the causes of the violence itself. Sreeram VG writes about the logics of policing…

The Forgotten Feminism of Climate Action: Revisiting women-led environmentalism and what it means to be an ‘ecofeminist’

The Forgotten Feminism of Climate Action:
Revisiting women-led environmentalism and what it means to be an ‘ecofeminist’

What do the destruction of the environment and the oppression of women have in common? The answer to this question lies in the concept of ‘ecofeminism. ’ Through her article, Disha Verma explores the origins of ecofeminism and its principles as posited by academics like Prof. Maria Mies and Dr Vandana…