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Gender Roles in Fairy Tales

Preface: A recent class I took regarding writing, interpreting, and understanding fairy tales was the motivation for this piece. My instructor asked me “Would the gender stereotypes and differences of men and women in fairy tales relate and carry over to the real world?” I never got around to submitting a good answer to him, so this is my way of answering it even though the class has ended at this point. 1,402 more words

Random Ramblings

No to 'Geri Route', Bekhauf Azadi/ Reclaim the Night in Chandigarh: Janaki Srinivasan

Guest post by JANAKI SRINIVASAN

If you are a resident of Chandigarh and came across pictures of the Bekhauf Azaadi Reclaim the Night and the Streets march of August 11 in the newspapers, it is most likely that you assumed it to be just another routine protest.  1,253 more words

Culture

Ok, so about that manifesto

So, this whole Google manifesto thing – my thoughts, for what they’re worth, not expecting to change anyone’s mind but just to state my own point of view, as a woman, and as, well, me… 747 more words

Everything

Beneath the Veil - Lipstick Under My Burkha and Debates around the Uniform Civil Code (UCC): Debaditya Bhattacharya and Rina Ramdev

Guest post by DEBADITYA BHATTACHARYA and RINA RAMDEV

*Disclaimer: Even as news pours in of Pahlaj Nihalani’s ouster as CBFC chief, consider this essay an earnest tribute to the man who is ‘alleged’ to have beeped sense out of Indian cinema. 2,989 more words

Debates

Gender: my first dilema

Why Gender?

There are no genders, there is only energy, women and men are created in your mind along with the world you live in.  Energy flow all the time in unlimited trajectories mutating and creating infinite forms, but your human filters only allow a binary experience… 1,142 more words

Gender equality

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists. 776 more words

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