Often we just ignore such things because they are considered ‘normal’.
Articles tagged with feminism.
I saw an old lady jumping with the joy who learnt the birth of his grandson.
I come from an orthodox upper middle class south Indian family.
It wasn't me that turned them on.
I am a practical person, and have always been.
You can’t understand us just yet.
We have been married for 23 years now.
I Got The Same Unfair Rejection Like Any Other Girl. Thankfully, I Have My Accomplishments To Keep Me Up.
I could sense that she did not like me as a person at all.
Have the courage to leave him.
I see nothing in common between us.
I was ashamed of my own parents.
I hear words like 'women aren’t fit for research'.
I did not hide anything.
I Got Separated From My Husband At 22 And Since Then, I’ve Been Living Under The ‘Mercy’ Of My Society
Some tried to take advantage just because I was broken.
I will not give up.
Start appreciating your life to the fullest.
I just stepped in and slapped him on the face.
Girls can be very strong – mentally, emotionally and physically too.
They cry for their son who left alone in hard times of life.
I was traumatized for a few moments.
I found a connection between us.
Belittling someone doesn’t make one a feminist.
It’s not just scientific logic, but also Almighty Allah’s gift.
Enthusiasm is the best anti-ageing cream.
Things were waiting to happen in our lives.
I could never move on from him.
I bathed and wore my white school dress.
Then you say men dominate you.
I begged him to tell me what was wrong.
I made a very big mistake by waiting for him.
The boy liked Mona a lot.
I want to talk to you one last time.
He started putting up inappropriate posts.
The entire episode is still vivid in my memory.
People loved me when I was a child.
I am tired of trying.
There can never be an end to a mother’s wishes.
I wouldn't be able to work once I got married.
I had a baby girl so they left me in the hospital.
I understood he will always look down upon me.
All I could do was pretend that I everything was normal.
I am a feminist, a hardcore one.
She took a few sips, looked at me and said, "I was raped".
You were my biggest support.
Where do all the actual culprits live?
I don’t need to take his filth on my body.
I could only imagine the pain it must have caused her.
I was fat, not fair enough, ugly.
Exactly what makes them think we are available?
I am 30 years old and unmarried.
He lied to me about his mum.
"Get out of my house"
She knows she isn’t safe anywhere.
His face, that sly smile, and his eyes filled with the glory of achievement.
He Called Me A "Prostitute" In The Middle Of The Street And Everyone Looked At Me Like It Was My Fault
"Pura hi nikaal ke baith na, puri nangi ghum"
A rebellion was the only way forward for me.
A car with five boys stopped near me.
Why can’t we have our own lifestyle and live by our own rules?
“Kitno se karogi?”
I went near her to show her the baby and the gender.
My parents are under pressure too.
I was surprised but I accepted.
“Your mother-in-law won’t put up with your tantrums like I do.”
I am an independent girl.
I was scared that I was too late.
But this is a lesson and I will learn it.
It’s not her fault that you have a big ego.
Men can be feminists too.
I wake up in the morning to find my tea along with breakfast ready.
I remember the days when I was a little girl.
All the uncles sit together, and all the aunties sit together.
Our marriage date kept coming closer.
If someone was in my place, they would have ended their life.
I will not forgive them for what they are doing to me.
I tried to be there for him.
We would sleep together under a starry sky.
After all, I am feminist to the core.
“You are a hot babe. Don’t you think I deserve to see more?"
“Am I allowed to do this?”
I feel that the problem is not with the law.
Doesn’t she have her own identity?
She could not believe that such things were still happening in 2017.
I love being a woman.
No one rejoiced in her birth like I did.
Would any guy still be interested in me after knowing my age?
We don't hate men.
It almost feels like she’s their maid or an outcast.
She carries everyone's gaze like a bouquet of flowers.
Over time, things got worse.
My parents have always thought of me as “the son of my family”.
Your “Ghar ka Chiraag” has gone astray
Mother asked "have you had a bath?"
He abused me.
Maybe that's why God chose us to create life.
"Log kya kahenge agar yeh bhi main kahungi, toh log kya kahenge."
Society's mentality is the biggest problem.
What are we going to achieve?
I delivered a baby girl.
I feel like a bird who is too broken to fly.
I am looked upon more as a responsibility than a person.
I remember those days.
The woman who works 24/7.
I was demotivated and shattered.
Let’s talk about women.
I am not ready to give up on my life.
My mom has been married for 25 years.
I was single earlier and I was married now.
But they didn’t know that my father is a hero.
Any voice against him was put to rest.
They praise me in public.
I married him in that state of mind.
I was in the same situation when I was 26.
"I can see Goddess Lakshmi’s midriff. She should wear her sari properly."
I assure you, I have no hidden treasures within.
He first asked if all of us knew Rohit.
My story is nothing extraordinary.
But not everyone is perfect.
It didn’t take us long to find out what had happened.
I was raised by a feminist mother.
I want to say that we fell apart because of our fights.
Let’s not abuse it.
I live a life that leads to equality.
The stupid days were now being called 'rosy reds'.
We both were sure that we were perfect for each other.
I became his last priority.
For them, I was a character-less girl.
I told my coach about everything.
That day, the actual meaning of being a girl in this society dawned upon me.
It took me more than a day to react to this bit of news.
And that’s when he surprised me.
This was his reply.
The house never needed a daughter-in-law, it needed a slave.
I know he has done something more terrible to you.
And for the first time, the grass was greener on my side.
The biggest tragedy happened six years ago.
This broke me completely.
Not all men you say.
If my contemporary men have even an iota of shame left, they would fix it right now.
So now begins the drama.
When a guy tries to touch you inappropriately, fall on his feet...
This time her family stood by her side.
And then, there are other kinds of men too.
At the tender of 24, I was forced into marriage.
People thought it only takes makeup.
I struggle to tell my story.
What I Realised About My Identity As I Went From Being My Father's Property To Being Owned By My Husband
I was just a doll that was alive but mute all the same.
I know I made a mistake when I told him the truth.
I have been alone 30 years.
And now I am just a young girl with crushed dreams.
I was young when I first met Ravi.
I only had a little strength left in me.
I come from a Rajput family.
I just want to tell you one thing.
Let's look out for each other, for a change.
My mother still does not have the courage to leave this man.
Is this how a man protects his ego?
I live in a world that's been changed by Oprah as well as Mother Teresa. It is time I start cherishing it.
Yes I’m telling myself this everyday. Every single day. After all, it’s my first time. I’m going to get married only once.
I kept fighting for my wife's love life but she had different plans for me.
For the first time I had so many questions in my mind.
He cheated on me for you. He will soon cheat on you for someone else. It doesn’t stop.
That I used my husband as a stepping stone.
Her husband had given her talaq due to dowry issues and had kicked her out of their house.
Don't just dream. DARE.
Overtime, it turned into an abusive relationship.
She kept faking her happiness and contentment.
One day, an uncle visited.
Gurmehar Kaur and Alankrita Shrivastava are bad, bad women.
It’s a concept called 'paternity uncertainty theory'.
This ‘good child’ notion.
I am a trickster. I can cheat you of you.
I really tried hard to be the ideal bahu for you.
Why does she need permission to meet her parents?
Coz, I don’t want to sleep with my eyes open.
When I asked him why, he says he wants revenge because I put him down.
But the truth is that you are here to stay.
I was “30”, when I got to know about Physical abuse.
Her soul cries out, as she prepares.
I do not complain to God now.
My story is no different from any man and woman in this country struggling to get married in their late twenties or early thirties, especially dealing with the age-old arranged...
One day I broke my silence.
When I say don’t worry I will be fine...
"You can't hit me. Mom just said so!"
#Notallmen do it, why? Why only some do it?
He took just one day to decide that...
I have what you'd call...
A typical Indian girl's life is measured by age — finish school between 21-24, marry and make babies between 23-29 and “grow” the family for the next two decades and...
I woke up to Jatin pulling down my shorts.
Finally, I went to a doctor who gave me medicines that made me 'bleed'.
My fault? I was an obedient wife.
If you want to call me immoral, you need to give me a valid reason for that.
Don’t we all love our fathers?
“What do you do on weekends?”
I don't wish to get married again for many reasons.
I have been married twice and divorced once, so what?
Allow me to refresh your memory.
I'm the most normal person I know.
“You promise? You promise?” I begged.
So this is how I grew up to be an insecure girl and sister.
You were the worst kind of woman, the kind they teach us not to be.
This Soul-Stirring Poem Where A Sex Worker Tells You Why Paid F**k Is Her Choice And It's Okay Is A Slap On Your Face
Just try and empathise and let me live as I do.
Yup, we’ve come a long way.
They tell her that her monthly cycles will start soon. She will be a woman.
"It will be ugly if some rickshaw puller teases you," he smiled wryly.
We confronted those men who were very blatantly staring at women and they were unapologetic about it.
In the end, I was proved right.
I Was Getting Married To A Man Whose Parents Wanted A Maid For A Bride: At Least They Were Honest About It
I don’t want you to go to your mother’s house after marriage, unless I give you express permission.
I Put Up With My Girlfriend's Feminist Act For A Long Time But What She Said That Day Made Me Give Up On Her Completely
Like all ex-boyfriends tell themselves, I am consoling myself with “Shit Happens”.
Her staged bruises look so real, I thought.
I wanted to break my computer at 5.54, 7.30, 8.56 and the end.
Trust me, I really appreciate your sacrifice for the country.
Who am I? I'm fairer of the two siblings.