Gender

  • Breaking the Creep’s Code

    Every day, some red-blooded young man asks me on social media, “How are you?” I count the number of messages it will take before he asks if I want to have “hot sex” with him.

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  • You are not alone. #MeToo

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  • WomenSafety The Cost of Creep-Proofing My Career

    As women, we learn to develop a kind of “minority report” attitude to men who enter our stratosphere, judging them for their future predatory potential before we allow ourselves to feel safe in their presence. How many missed opportunities are there to account for?

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  • DomesticResponsibilities My Bai, My Bae

    Lalita isn’t my bai; she is my bae. Women like Lalita empower privileged women like us by taking over domestic responsibilities and cutting out all the scutwork we should be doing.

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  • Marwari The Secret Lives of Marwari Housewives

    In Gujarat, Marwari women lead dual lives. They fast with their mothers-in-law and sip mojitos with their friends.

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  • FemaleFoeticide Mission Girl Child and Haryana’s Pregnant Agents

    In the state with one of the worst sex ratios, the latest undercover agents come with one qualification: A pregnancy.

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  • Razor The Cutting Edge of Razors

    Back in the day, men used clamshells as tweezers to yank out excess hair. Thank god for razors.

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  • 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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