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Feminism
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Five Films and Series That Portray the Reality of Mental Health Challenges
Culture
The entertainment industry has a long way to go when it comes to depicting mental illnesses in a manner that doesn’t perpetuate stigma. However, a recent spurt of shows and films seem to have kick-started some nuanced and healthy conversations.
The Curious Case of Cervical Cancer
Health
Cervical cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer. In India, it is one of the leading cancers affecting women. The irony is that it is also one of the two types of serious cancers that can be prevented with a vaccine—so why don't people know about this?
The Other Side of Cancel Culture
Social Media
The dependence of social media activism on virality creates a hierarchy of outrage. In this hierarchy, each cause is given weightage based on its value as a viral commodity. So who gets saved?
Should All Indian Women Get Wages for Domestic Work?
Women's Rights
The provision of wages for homemakers could recognise them as informal workers, and by extension, offer social security.
The History of Digital Technology Is Entwined With Sex Work
Technofeminism
Despite its major contributions to technology, due credit is rarely given to the sex work ‘industry’ as a whole or to sex workers themselves, given the moral compunctions associated with sex work (or simply sex, in general).
8 min read
Smashboard Has Won the UNESCO-Netexplo Grand Prix. What Is It All About?
Award
We won the UNESCO-Netexplo Grand Prix. Many of you voted for us! So what's the prize all about?
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Unpacking the Complexities of Grief
Podcast
Losing a loved on to the pandemic, job loss, leaving your home, the breaking of a relationship—any of these could cause grief to a person. In this episode, we unpack the complexities of grief.
In the Wake of Sparrows
Essay
The first boy I became “best friends” with showed me the still-raw welts on his back while we sat on my grandfather’s balcony.... We were too young to fully intuit the purport of triggers flung each other’s way when we discussed our violations at the hands of adults.
Trans Affirmative Policies All Feminist Workplaces Need
Feminist Workplaces
The practice of asking for chosen names and pronouns while meeting people for the first time is increasingly becoming common. However, there are a few other organisational policies that can make your workplace more trans affirmative.
#MeToo and the Theory of Moral Relativity
Sexual Harassment
At what point do we stop sacrificing survivors at the altar of the greater good? Is the silence of a few a worthy price to pay for the rousing cheers of the many?
International Women's Day, 2021
International Women's Day
Our feminist allies from around the world told us what this day means to them and what they'd like all of us to remember.
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Trauma and Triggers (cPTSD)
Podcast
We are going to be talking about trauma and triggers, about c-PTSD and about how to support loved ones who live with the condition or the kind of support we can expect from our own entourage when we are living with c-PTSD.
17 min read
Fat Women Should Not Have To Shrink Themselves Or Their Bodies To Be Loved
Interview
"Growing up, I actually believed I had to lose weight to find someone and I honestly did put out a lot of energy in trying to lose weight. And I think that was the biggest mistake I made."~ Amena Aziz, Plus Size Fashion Blogger in an interview to Smashboard.
What Can We Learn From The Social Media Outrage Over 'Madam Chief Minister'?
Social Media
When Richa Chadha, the leading actor of the film 'Madam Chief Minister' tweeted to reveal the poster of the film, it made many furious. But Chadha felt she was being targeted for no reason.
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