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Coded dress

I have blogged about school balls before. I thought I was over it. But it just keeps popping up like a painful blister from wearing high heels (apparently – I don’t wear heels – I get altitude sickness – and I never passed my femininity licence). 348 more words


"Fuck Ya White Horse & A Carriage"

For the last few days, Rihanna’s “Needed Me” has been on constant replay. One of the reasons that I love this song is because it totally flips gender norms on its head. 446 more words

Nirantar is organising a National Consultation to critically Examine the current Sexuality Discourses in India on 16th and 17th June, 2016 at Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi. 112 more words


Hairs a thought about bullying

Today pink shirts were hauled out of the depths of wardrobes (or closets) and worn with varying degrees of comfort and style. I heard from someone that a group of boys – maybe 9-10 who wore pink shirts to school today were called names and that no teachers responded or challenged this. 268 more words


Think Pink

So it’s Pink Shirt Day tomorrow. It occurred to me just how much meaning the colour pink has gained over the years. Wearing a pink shirt tomorrow is replicating the act of solidarity shown by a bunch of mates when their mate had homophobic comments made after he wore a pink shirt. 172 more words


My Daughter, My Helper

Since we conceived our second child, my husband and I have been hearing this sentence:

“You’re so lucky to have your daughter to help out!” 476 more words


Self image. Self hate. Gender norms. Labels. Expectations.

This is one of my more serious posts.. I wrote it on a whim due to all the crap in the media lately.. This has always bothered me and some of the things here, I have never spoken out loud. 2,507 more words