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India

No, Hijras Do Not Disprove the Reality of Biological Sex

No, Hijras Do Not Disprove the Reality of Biological Sex

The neo-colonialism of “progressive” western rhetoric on gender identity

LBeatrice
Gender Identity
Why I Chose to Quit Eating Meat and Remain Anti-Caste

Why I Chose to Quit Eating Meat and Remain Anti-Caste

Choosing compassion brought me closer to my activism

Vaishnavi Sundar
Vaishnavi Sundar
India
"Not My Cup of T" - New Documentary Explores the Impact of the Rise of Gender Transition

"Not My Cup of T" - New Documentary Explores the Impact of the Rise of Gender Transition

Groped, touched “by mistake,” and leered at, I developed a profound hatred towards my breasts as a teenager. This hatred extended to my whole body, thanks to Indian men, and the impossible standards of performative femininity. I am quite sure I suffered from dysphoria of some kind, and in the

Vaishnavi Sundar
Vaishnavi Sundar
Books and TV
For Indian Women During COVID-19, There is No Such Thing As Social Distancing

For Indian Women During COVID-19, There is No Such Thing As Social Distancing

It was around 1.00 pm and I was dozing off on the living room couch with the laptop on my chest. I woke with a jolt because I heard our neighbor talking to my mother; I was ashamed to be caught sleeping legs apart and mouth open. Indians don’

Vaishnavi Sundar
Vaishnavi Sundar
COVID-19
70 Years Since the ‘Golden Era’ or 70 Years of Bollywood Sexism?

70 Years Since the ‘Golden Era’ or 70 Years of Bollywood Sexism?

The year 1950 marked the beginning of India’s distinct artistic voice, free from the clutches of a 200-year colonial rule. Morale was high and there was a whiff of revolution in the air. It was around this time that the "Golden Era" of Hindi cinema came into its own

Vaishnavi Sundar
Vaishnavi Sundar
film
Directing A Feminist Documentary Showed Me The Limits Of Liberal Compassion

Directing A Feminist Documentary Showed Me The Limits Of Liberal Compassion

What happens when you raise women’s voices without commodifying their suffering?

Vaishnavi Sundar
Vaishnavi Sundar
movies