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You’re a Feminazi!
You’re a Feminazi!

That day I learnt as long as sex remains something impure, sinful or tabooed in society there is only so much feminism can progress; as long as the worth of a woman is judged by whether or not she has chosen to embark upon the exploration of her own sexuality, while that of a man is celebrated, there can be no equality....

Those Entitled Indian Men: Damaged Beyond Repair
Those Entitled Indian Men: Damaged Beyond Repair

I'm sure there are men who wish nothing best for women in our country. Who genuinely would fight for the honour of a woman even if they don't know her. Who would drop her at her doorstep, wish her goodnight and walk away? To all of those men, I'd say thank you. You're doing your part. To the other sect, I just have a few questions for you: How long before you finally decide to change? How long before you stop being cheap and start being real men? How long before you stop blaming it on the 'male ego'? How long before you decide to stop plotting a scheme for payback and revenge on her? How bloody long will it take for you to realise that she does not want you?...

Body. Shame. Body Shaming : Problem of all the sexes
Body. Shame. Body Shaming : Problem of all the sexes

We have, at least I have, for the longest time given the world power over me. Only that can explain the deeply embossed cultural constructs and paradigm of perfection, in our well-educated intellects. When did terms like "fat", "skinny", "thin", "lean", "stout", "bulky", "lanky", "broad", "curvy", etcetera, that described body types turn into means of mockery and judgment? How did adjectives become terms that can devastate someone? When did being skinny or fat—the most common body shaming terms—become bloody body shaming terms?...

A Woman
A Woman

Who is she? The 'object' of our desire or the undesired? Who is she? The one who warms the bed or bears the prodigy? Who is she? The antique decoration or the new toy everyone wants to play with? Who is she? Is she the sculpture on the walls or the mannequins in the malls? ...

Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…
Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…

Everyone was looking at me differently. Gone were the welcoming smiles, the excited questions, the happy congratulations. It was all replaced by something that looked an awful lot like pity. I overheard one of my co-workers saying “Poor girl, she is forced to quit just because she is a mother now. I cannot even imagine how unsupportive her husband or family might be.” But what pinched me the most was my assistant gossiping by the cafeteria. So thoughtlessly she said, “What kind of a modern strong woman gives in and gives up her dream. Such a spineless mess!” That hurt....