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.
The article explores the curious phenomenon of women in politics in India being from dynasties. It asks the question of how representative this phenomenon can be. It is the second article in the series ‘Women in Politics’.
This article examines the global underrepresentation of women in the political sphere and highlights the social and economic reasons behind the disparity, as well as the importance of rectifying it. It is the first piece in the series ‘Women in Politics’.
TW: This article talks about graphic caste and gender based violence and has mentions of rape.
Disclaimer: This piece is written in the aftermath of the harrowing Hathras incident, details of which remain etched in our memories. Rest in Peace, Manisha. The fight for justice will go on.
This article critically analyzes how the recent Supreme Court judgment of coparcenary property rights for women is trying to resolve the patriarchal norm in the society.
The inherent difference in how women and men are supposed to communicate indicates the underlying gender biases in the conversation itself. Niharika Mehrotra explores this notion through her article.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered the inaccessibility to sanitary products which hampered the sanitary health of women at large. This article by Rameez elucidates what factors were responsible for such a menace.
A spouse can approach the court of law under the providential fault ground, and can get his or her marriage dissolved. Nevertheless, there are certain drawbacks in the law that disables the patient-spouse.In the present article, the authors will try to analyze and find the effective solution to the some highlighted problems.
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.