Gender is a complicated and widely debated subject. This article explores what construes gender, its stability, its role in feminism and the seemingly normal distinctions that can be potential forms of gender normativity.
For centuries, the burden of unpaid household work (UHW) has unequally been borne by our women. Kamal Hassan’s recently proposed to pay women for their domestic work. The idea originally comes from proposals by Western feminists to monetise household work but the cost of such labour is high in the west, unlike India. In this essay, I discuss the pre-existing economic value of unpaid household work and its seemingly inevitable incorporation into our national accounts in the near future.
For almost a hundred years, Bollywood has been a cinematic
representation of the various hierarchies and institutions in society. It is only recently that there has been debate about the positionality of women in the Hindi film industry. However, there is little to no dialogue around the portrayal of issues concerning women. This article aims to unpack the complexities in portraying issues such as domestic and sexual violence in cinema.
Trigger Warning- Sexual Abuse, Assault, Rape
This article seeks to critically analyse the POCSO amendment of 2019, focusing on the loopholes in the act, particularly critiquing the death penalty and finally looking at long term solutions to reduce child sexual assault.
Alternate dispute resolution mechanisms have become an important tool of settlement, owing to their speedy nature of dispensing justice. These mechanisms provide for out of court settlements of matters at the convenience of the parties and with their consent. Mediation has thus gained popularity especially in matters related to family or matrimonial disputes.
The article attempts to understand the various strands of discourse that surround nude art. The main question that the paper explores is the relationship between nude art/ art of posing nude to that of choice and agency. Its the second part in the series Identities Through Art.
This article analyses the need for ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as a no-fault principle to grant divorce by deviating from the age-old fault-theory. It also discusses the jurisprudence of this principle laid down by the Supreme Court.
In both implicit and explicit ways, centuries of inequality have created a social order that allows systems such as patriarchy to create an environment which discriminates on arbitrary lines- such as gender.
In this article, we engage with the issue of ‘child abuse’ in the domestic set-up and propose certain measures which might help in tackling the problem during the lockdown.
The article reflects upon the development of Section 354 of the IPC with reference to case laws and offers a critical analysis of the same.
In this article, Srivatsan Manivannan uses George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton’s notion of identity and its role in affecting economic outcomes in the context of gender identity to analyze the effects of demonetization on women and transgender persons. Read on to find out more.
Aditi Singhal looks at GDP calculation through a feminist lens. The article highlights the problem of gender-biases and the short-coming of only including manufactured capital into accounts.