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What Is India’s Medical Community Doing to End the Apathy and Abuse Trans* People Face in Healthcare?
Trans Representation
Any mental or emotional health crisis queer/trans* folks face is seen as their fault, directly or indirectly caused by their queerness or transness. This is the cishet gaze, and mental health practitioners have only started learning about queer-trans* affirmative therapy practices.
Conversion Therapy Is Cruel and It Needs to End
LGBTQIA+
Despite the adverse psychological impact of conversion therapy, this pseudo-scientific practice continues to be practiced widely.
Where To Start With bell hooks
bell hooks
Never read bell hooks? Want to re-read her? Here's a book list for you.
Justice Is a Long Road for India’s Undertrial Prisoners
Law
In India, despite the constitutional right to a "reasonable, fair, and just" procedure for a person accused of an offence, the prison system is overflowing with undertrials—those who have been arrested but are yet to be convicted.
4 min read
How Women’s Dissenting Abilities Are Impeded by Lack of Access to Public Spaces
Public Spaces
Structural obstacles impeding access to public spaces is intensified for those excluded from groups that hold privilege based on caste, gender, sexuality, religion, and physical ability.
Being Asexual in a Country Where Sex Is Taboo
Sexuality
India’s culture of sexual repression creates discomfort around sex, so how does someone determine whether one is really asexual or if the aversion to sex is nothing but sexual repression?
Breast Cancer Is a Health Crisis, Not a Cosmetic Crisis
Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is about survival not about an assault on "two-breasted femininity".
Gynaecologist Clinics Are Patriarchal Spaces and That Needs to Change
Health
Whether it is the lack of infomercials about contraceptive methods or the symbolic silence staged by censoring words like “vagina”, health spaces for women are often restrictively designed, with negligible emphasis on their lived experiences and their sexual needs.
Of Breasts and Body Politics
Body Politics
There’s something inherently perverse about how the patriarchy thinks about breasts. While it freely sexualizes and glorifies women’s breasts in a toxic bacchanalia of misogyny, women themselves aren’t free to do the same. Female desire, after all, is at the margins of India’s popular culture.
More Feminists Must Be Allowed to Lead Climate Action
Climate Change
120 climate feminist organisations are coming together to push governments and financial institutions worldwide to take urgent action and to include more women leaders in the action for climate justice.
Cultural Narratives Are Botching Up Trans Portrayals and Hurting Trans Communities
Trans Rights
To maintain cis-heteronormativity, popular cultural narratives, especially in the entertainment and sports industry, harm the trans community by ridiculing and appropriating transness.
6 min read
It’s Time to Ditch the Thin Ideal
Body Image
The conventional female lead we get to see—no matter how quirky the character, no matter how different, intelligent, brave, strong, or “badass”—is almost always skinny.
5 min read
Therapy Tuesday - Reframing Resilience
Podcast
How can we redefine resilience from an empathetic lens? Is it solely the ability to bounce back and be strong in the face of adversity? How can we move away from looking at pain and distress as something that needs to be ‘fixed’ and acknowledge what it needs to heal?
Bharatanatyam: The Choreography of a Brahmanical Past
Culture
How hereditary dancers’ communities were shamed and “rescued” by a Brahmanical morality that could not accommodate women whose sexuality transgressed the norms.
10 min read
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