Gender

  • GirlStache My Clash With My Stache

    I was 12 when my glorious pre-pubescent moustache erupted like a nuclear fission reaction. Getting rid of it was the only thing on my mind.

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  • Haryana The Desperate Housewives of Haryana

    Haryana’s sex ratio has a new casualty: Uneducated brides from Uttarakhand and Kerala who are transplanted into villages where they find no comfort or familiarity.

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  • Rockin’ Them Designer Vaginas

    Rhinoplasty and cheek implants are passé. The latest fad among Indian woman is hymen reconstruction, colloquially called revirginisation, where wives want to gift their husbands a new hymen.

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  • Blood on the Bathroom Floor

    Dear advertisers of sanitary napkins, you’ve convinced an entire generation that “ultra-thin pads” can help us conquer the world in tight white pants. But some of us leak through the widest and longest pads, and bleed like a fountain.

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  • Menstruation The Pad: A Period Drama

    No, it isn't a nappy for mommy. It's a sanitary napkin that women use when they bleed every month. And they don't bleed blue. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, let's have the tough conversation with our sons and daughters. Dispel myths. Period.

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  • Sex and the Sanskari Gynaec

    As sex, and talking about sex, came out into the open over the last decade, did our gynaecologists miss the memo? Why do I end up with a neighbourhood mausi when I go for a diagnosis?

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  • SexualHarassmentForeverandEverAmen Sexual Harassment Forever and Ever, Amen

    In an instance of sexual harassment, especially at the workplace, it is ultimately the victim’s courage that decides the outcome of the case.

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  • TheManyHandsonMyBodychildsexualabuse The Many Hands on My Body

    “Bad touch” caught me by surprise in many different ways while I was growing up. Unwarranted proximity suffocated me. After one point, no one could touch me.

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  • TheOtherFWordInternationalWomensDay The Other F-Word

    I used to be one of those people who thought feminism was “too loaded a word” and feminists were victim-complexed man-haters. And then, I grew up.

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  • LeaveHerClitAloneFemaleGenitalMutilation Leave Her Clit Alone

    The fight against female genital mutilation is led by mainly women, but for change to take place, men need to join the movement.

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