Gender

  • periods Menstrual Hygiene Day: Ovarian Rap-sody

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  • bosses Pushpa, I Love Tears: How to Counter Dick Bosses with Some Weeping

    There is nothing wrong in using your tears to have your way at work, especially if you encounter male bosses who believe in the power of patriarchy. Your tear glands don’t activate themselves only for emotional release. They could well be dubbed as weapons of psychological warfare.

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  • ladiesnight Are Ladies’ Nights Really Sexist?

    Can you be a feminist and support ladies’ nights? Of course, women shouldn’t get free liquor for just wearing make-up and high heels. But the other side of the argument is that women tend to make less money than men, so surely they’ve earned a few free drinks.

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  • PJs I Love You: The Joy of Being Jhalla in Your Tattered Pyjama

    When Sinead O’Connor sang “Nothing Compares to You” for her love that walked out of her life, she had obviously not discovered the orgasmic pleasure of slipping into soft pyjamas and a braless tee after a long tiring day. Especially when the pyjama is as old as the Big Bang and the top has as many holes as there are stars in the sky

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  • No Baby, No Cry: What it Means to be Childfree by Choice

    Society finds it hard to respect a woman’s choice in several matters of sex and marriage, but the decision to not have children is beyond the pale. How can you not be a mother? Isn’t it going against your DNA as a woman and your purpose on this planet?

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  • SriReddy What About Sri Reddy’s Nude Protest Outrages Us?

    The reactions to actor Sri Reddy’s semi-nude protest at MAA have been described as “disgusting” and “embarrassing”. But the only thing viewers should be embarrassed about, are the predators Reddy has named and shamed.

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  • matunga Mumbai's First All-Women Railway Station

    Inside Mumbai's first all-women train station, the ladies have been running the show since last July. Welcome to Matunga, where every staff member from the Station Master to the Railway Protection Force is an officer and a lady.

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  • Goodboy Why Good Indian Boys Never Become Good Indian Men

    The metrics for being a good child are different for Indian boys and girls. There is a soft bigotry of low expectations for boys, and a very high degree of expectations from a girl. By 10 years of age, my sister was equipped to survive a season on LOST – but I was the good boy who didn’t need to do anything more than tuck his legs in.

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  • loo Why Women Don’t Visit the Ladies’ Loo Alone

    We live in a world where women are judged for everything from having periods to having emotions. The women’s bathroom is one of the few gender-exclusive places where it can all hang out – a brief but cathartic loosening of corset strings.

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  • Di The 10 Commandments for the Divorced Indian Woman

    In India, a divorced woman is a ghost. She doesn’t exist in the popular narrative. What, then, are the rules of engagement? Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the 10 Commandments for the Divorced Indian Woman.

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