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MEASURING TAPE FOR THE OUTLAWS

A single pound spent on butter-cake melted my heart,

But you breached my happiness, you stole my credit card. 

Expecting me not to buy that silk dress, my curves would flaunt more. 

My bodyweight didn’t bother me but finding dieticians was your concern.

FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS

Unlike relationships such as marriage, which have clear timelines and validity, friendships have no ceremonial beginning or end, no biological definition. They are not sanctioned by any church, nor recognized officially by any state. Maybe that is why they require much more diligence and effort. Among many such friendly relations, female friendships have originated to be a powerful force in the world. Women have for years been diminished by the society and burdened by the family. This is perhaps what led to women finding their identity and power among friends. 

WOMEN GET PERIODS. WOMEN NEED PERIOD LEAVES. PERIOD.

Food delivering company, Zomato, will now be giving its female and transgender employees up to 10 days of ‘period leave’ a year. The move was lauded by many and is being seen as a step towards greater de-stigmatisation and acceptance.

RETHINKING CLEOPATRA & BOLEYN

Crippled by the burden of the womb, is a woman truly more limited than a man? Does the colour of ambition bloom on her and if that ambition does sprout, will it bud-like flowers slipping through cracks on washed-out walls or will she pile up as another man woman in the attic?

ROLE OF HOUSEWIVES IN A COUNTRY’S ECONOMY

Women have always been a prominent topic of discussion. From Vedic age to current date, questions about their position in this male chauvinistic society is subject to debate. Virtually, they are worshipped; they are being adorned with gold; but in actuality, they are merely considered to be an object and their contributions have been uncared for!

FEMINISM AS AN IDEOLOGY

Google defines feminism as a “ social movement and ideology that fights for the political, economic and social rights for women.” Charles Fourier, a utopian socialist and French philosopher is credited with having coined the term ‘feminism’ which was added to the oxford dictionary in the year 1852. The true essence of feminism and feminist movements has had different meanings in the past decades. If I had to ask people if they are a feminist, well, few would say yes, while few would refuse any kind of interest or involvement in such discussions.  Some might even refrain themselves from using the word. What has changed over the years that has made these people afraid to label themselves as feminists?