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Tag: feminism

A woman in distress

Sakina’s Secret

Watching Sakina get onto the train, was a big relief for her father. At home were two more unmarried daughters. His fertile young wife could never bear him a son, he so…

A girl in darkness

Just Love What You Hate

It was in the school playground that Marian realised, she sucked at sports. She could never win any race. The games teacher dissed her, called her a snail, a tortoise, and pushed…

Picture of a girl stuck thinking

Confined in a dream

The narrow black box confined her body like a coffin. She had been inside this for hours now. She felt breathless. The box was clearly not made for her body measurements. It…

Hand held in handcuffs

Labels are good for fashion brands only!

Criticism and judgemental comments are doled out in abundance towards women who question gender identity and roles. It requires huge self belief for women to stand their ground on gender equality dialogues.…

Feminism & Art

I sorely miss watching a good film in a cinema hall with popcorn and coffee. The joy of watching films full screen, in a darkened hall is a delight to my senses.…

A picture showing a woman cooking

Pseudo Feminism & More

I was invited to a party at an official acquaintance’s home. Parties always get me all excited. The idea to dress up and look pretty is such a girlie thing.   So…

Who Cares?

“Who cares?”, said very few women. We are trained since puberty to care. Our self-esteem is based on how we are perceived as “women” in a society that is staring at us…

When Will Women Get to Live Inside “Civilization”?

Again, yes, all over again the entitlement towards gratification and validation (which we call “patriarchy”, for short) raised its ugly head in Hyderabad, as they found the charred remains of 26 year…

When Would We STOP These Gender Skewed Rituals

The moon and its relationship with human beings is a story of many layers. We love the full moon night with the incandescent light enveloping our being. The light falls lightly like…

Vermilion All Blue In The Twilight Hour

She gently nudged him, as she whispered into his ears, letting her warm breath engulf him. He shuddered as he turned around to catch her black kohl eyes and smudged sindoor on…