The Walk and Talk Scheme in UK

After the tragic murder of Sarah Everard on her walk home, the amount of fear in women has increased from the previously high level.  The Situation Sarah Everard, a 33 year old woman, was simply walking home from her friend’s house like always. She was making plans with her boyfriend like any other day. However, this day was different. The …

Why are women expected to change after their marriage?

Marriage has always been an essential unit to the society. Where a man and a woman unite to make a society. However, as the society became complex this unit became a gendered institution. Especially in India, where we nurture women to be a part of someone else’s family.  Thoda bardasht karna padta hai”and “pati or saas sasur ki seva karni chahiye” are …

Feminism & Covid 19 – A ‘South Asian’ perspective

Collective Solidarity There is a distinct way in which the pandemic is panning out across South Asia. Especially in comparison to the Western nations. Its implications have been varying affecting people in disproportionate ways. “Trans-cending feminism” exists and branches out in multiple directions.Transnational Feminism by its virtue extends solidarity to feminist alliances and groups across nations. It’s aim is to …

The Dark Side of a Cherished Sport: Football

The recent loss of the football match against Italy was saddening for many England fans.  However, many inhumanely crossed a line presenting the harsh reality of the domestic violence within households.  Ever since the championship began in early June, National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) reported 400 more than usual referrals for protective court orders than the last five weeks before …

An Insight into the Vaccine Gender Gap in India

The Covid-19 pandemic in India was a surprise for us all to say the least. The pandemic overturned the world in 2020 and everything began to change. However, the one thing that has been shamelessly constant is the blatant divide between the men and women. Our country is too accustomed to it.  One imagined that the multiple lockdowns might lead …

Birth-Control in India: A Patriarchal Story!

Introduction Birth control as we know it is a method, medicine or tool to prevent pregnancy. Different procedures to practice birth control are available for all genders. In India however, women carry the burden. A study found that only 2.3% of men practice birth control against their counterparts at 97.7%. Women are more than often told that sex and its consequence are their responsibility. …

Do Women really have a “Choice” in Choice Feminism

Choice/liberal feminism has now become the norm and has taken over every social media platform. We label Any “choice” a woman makes as a feminist choice under the guise of empowerment. Duh! It’s my choice! is the ultimate feminist statement. And we want no further debate or critical analysis whatsoever. However, how feminist are these “choices”? This article attempts to …