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Femininities and Sexuality

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Editorial: Femininities and Sexuality

Are certain forms of femininities denigrated more than others? Not just by misogynists but also by feminists? Is there a particular way of manifesting an ‘appropriate’ femininity, one that is just right, and is not ‘too girly’ or ‘too tomboyish’?

Interview – Pavel Sagolsem

Pavel Sagolsem, self-described, is a storyteller, vagabond at heart and queer feminist by practice. Pavel is a founding partner of The Chinky Homo Project, and has worked with Centre for Health and Social Justice, Breakthrough India, and Nazariya: QFRG on diverse issues of sexuality, gender and rights. Ze has also spoken on the intersections of…

Redefining Femininity

Surrounded mostly by women while growing up, and even now, my idea of femininity looks like masculinity and femininity combined. Or, at least, the idea of what ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ means in a largely patriarchal society. Gender roles were flipped for the most part in our household, as my mother worked as well as took…
तीन लोगों की छाया-आकृतियाँ एक लाल, रोशन पर्दे के सामने एक दूसरे से कुछ दूरी पर अलग-अलग मुद्राओं में खड़ी हैं।

All the World’s a Stage

The ways I look at femininity have evolved as I have. Growing up in a space driven by dance and music, my first acquaintance with the adornments a gendered body carries were the performances I did of Gitabitan, a collection of songs and plays by Rabindranath Tagore. To my younger, past self, my gender identity was…

That monster. That witch. That woman.

This article will not quench an inquisitive person’s thirst for answers to questions around gender, femininity, sexuality, horror, monsters, witches, and many more loaded terms. It is simply a conglomeration of thoughts that keep sprouting in my mind, time and again. Think of it as a thought diary, where seemingly random thoughts are scribbled all…

People Were Quick To Assign Me The Label Of Tomboy

This article was originally published in Feminism in India At the age of eight, dresses became scarce in my cupboard. In an assertion of individuality, I began to demand more pants, t-shirts and shorts. At nine, my long hair was cut to 3/4ths of its length. My mother, sitting beside me and reading a magazine,…

The Gaysi Guide To Dressing Like A Lesbian

This article was originally published in Gaysifamily Posted by Srishti Berry Posted onApr 25 2020 In only a few simple steps you can look like the lesbian you have always dreamt of being. Are you a newbie in the world of openly out lesbians? *gasp* Do you also wish to have a girlfriend but also cannot…

जेंडर के ढाँचे से जूझता मेरा बचपन

यह लेख मूल रूप में फेमिनिज्म इन इंडिया में प्रकाशित हुआ था। शशांक मैं बचपन से ही बहुत ही नटखट, चुलबुला और थोड़ा अलग बच्चा था| मेरी माँ फिल्मों और गानों की बहुत शौक़ीन थी| माँ के दुपट्टे की साड़ी पहनना, नाचना-गाना, मेरे बचपन के खेल थे| कभी मेरे दादा तो कभी कोई पड़ोस की…
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