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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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