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  • Feminist discourse

    Feminist discourse

    Gloria Jean Watkins (better known as bell hooks) was a persuasive and powerful voice of black feminism. She used her maternal great grandmother‘s name, a woman she greatly admired because of her ‘bold and snappy tongue‘. She insisted on using the lower-case letter in her name as she wanted the focus to be on her ideas and not on herself. She argued that feminism was not about making women equal to men as all men were not equal in a capitalist, racist and homophobic society

    January 18, 2022
  • Giving Sita a #MeToo-inspired voice

    Giving Sita a #MeToo-inspired voice

    "While keeping the epic's storyline mostly intact, I have changed some events and subplots, added new scenes or twists, and altered a few characters as I needed to narrate Sita's story for contemporary readers," Panikcer said.

    March 19, 2021
  • Simon & Schuster to publish ‘The Book of Gusty Women’ by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

    Simon & Schuster to publish ‘The Book of Gusty Women’ by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

    "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience" will release on October 1, the publisher, Simon & Schuster UK announced on Tuesday.

    August 8, 2019
  • How to spot a Faux Feminist in a relationship

    How to spot a Faux Feminist in a relationship

    Feminism is simply a concept of levelled perception and equal growth. It is best, if we leave it at that.

    August 3, 2019
  • Laudable effort

    Laudable effort

    Two girls of Jadavpur University have set up a women’s library at Sheoraphuli crowd-sourcing books and funds from different cities and countries.

    July 16, 2019
  • Feminism not new in India, see proof in work of these 5 women writers

    Feminism not new in India, see proof in work of these 5 women writers

    Through the years, even when the concept of feminism was unknown to everyone, there have been women, young and old, trying to shatter patriarchy and fighting for women emancipation through their tales.

    February 1, 2019
  • Interview | By liberating women, we are also liberating men: Author Kiran Manral on feminism

    Interview | By liberating women, we are also liberating men: Author Kiran Manral on feminism

    “Feminism just means men and women are equal. A woman is not a property of a man,” says the writer, further elaborating that it does not make sense when women do not associate themselves as feminists.

    November 20, 2018
  • Belated War Cry

    Belated War Cry

    Sexual harassment in the workplace has, of late, become fairly common with an increasing number of cases being mentioned on social media, featuring names of prominent men. The complainants are vocal thanks to the MeToo campaign which has unleashed arguments and abuse. The growing feeling among men that they can tease or molest with impunity …

    November 9, 2018
  • ‘Imagine living in a matriarchy; that would be amazing’

    ‘Imagine living in a matriarchy; that would be amazing’

    From celebrity culture to feminism, depression to cancer, performance artist Bryony Kimmings fearlessly mines her own experiences for creative ways to tackle most taboo topics, prompting discussion, outrage and entertainment.

    October 6, 2018
  • Redefining feminism

    Redefining feminism

    Feminism is not a movement against men, but a movement for everyone to have equal rights, according to 21-year-old law student Ishita Uppal. The point of feminism is not to discourage men, but to provide equal opportunities for all sexes; it’s not a movement to promote women superiority, but to provide the same stage to …

    May 6, 2018
  • Feminism & the Vote

    Feminism & the Vote

    Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922), initially, under the influence of J.S. Mill’s liberalism, supported suffrage for women in Great Britain. However, following his opposition to Irish Home Rule in the 1880s, he began to see women’s suffrage as detrimental to liberal politics. He questioned the rightness of the liberal practice of consenting to whatever was demanded …

    April 21, 2018
  • There’s movement but it’s nominal: Priyanka on gender equality

    There’s movement but it’s nominal: Priyanka on gender equality

    Feminism may have emerged as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year with women becoming more vocal about issues such as sexual harassment, but Priyanka Chopra believes most people still don’t understand what feminism actually is. There is more talk and less action in the area of gender equality, believes the 35-year-old star, who is a UNICEF …

    December 25, 2017
  • Feminism is a fight for humanity: Hrithik Roshan

    Feminism is a fight for humanity: Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik Roshan today said feminism recognises the worth of an individual, irrespective of one’s gender and therefore, it is a movement dedicated to humanity. On Human Rights Day, the 43-year-old actor took to Twitter to bat for feminism, saying the term is not one to be afraid of. “Feminism is inclusive. It includes men by …

    December 10, 2017
  • Women and the Nobel

    Women and the Nobel

    History tells us that women in different parts of the world have been fighting against political persecution, social deprivation and gender discrimination. The Nobel Peace Prize memorialises their achievements and courage and ability to inspire hope in others. Through the life portraits of 16 women Nobel Peace laureates, peace activist and journalist Supriya Vani argues …

    November 5, 2017
  • Priyanka Chopra: Feminism is not about hating men

    Priyanka Chopra: Feminism is not about hating men

    Actress Priyanka Chopra feels proud to call herself a feminist and says people should not think the term means “berating or hating men”. “Feminism is not about berating or hating men or disliking or trying to make sure we’re better than men,” Priyanka told variety.com. “Feminism is just saying give me opportunities without judging me …

    October 11, 2017
  • Stop being the victim: Farah on Kangana’s accusations

    Stop being the victim: Farah on Kangana’s accusations

    Bollywood filmmaker/choreographer Farah Khan, who is known for raising her opinion and speaking for the voiceless, intervenes in the Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan recent spat. According to the filmmaker, the Queen actress who has recently ignited the long forgotten feud between the actors (Hrithik-herself), is playing the victim card in the situation and firmly believes that one …

    September 8, 2017
  • Emma Watson beats Beyonce to become most inspiring celebrity

    Emma Watson beats Beyonce to become most inspiring celebrity

    Actress Emma Watson has been named the celebrity who most inspires and influences teenagers, in a new poll. The Beauty and the Beast actress, 27, was picked from a list of stars which included celebrities such as Cheryl, Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Zayn Malik. Both girls and boys selected Watson from the line-up of 43 actors, …

    August 28, 2017