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#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from We by Gillian Anderson

WHY NOW? ‘Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn’t filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.’ NAOMI KLEIN   Our current way of doing things – the ‘me culture’ – isn’t working. The world we all share is more divided and unequal than ever. Rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm among women are…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from We by Gillian Anderson

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#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Brave by Rose McGowan

“Did you break up with someone?” At first the question made me angry. I thought it sexist, stereotypical, disheartening. There was no death of a relation-ship that made me so in need of freedom that I’d alter myself. The more the breakup question was asked, the more it made me think about my motives. I…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Brave by Rose McGowan

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#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

‘It seemed clear to me that the history of the life on the earth presents an unbroken chain of evidence going to prove the importance of the female.’ Unconventional ideas can appear from anywhere, even the most conventional of places. The township of Concord in Michigan is one of those places. Home to scarcely more…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

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September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

The Nationalist It will not be an exaggeration to say that multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is behind every critical national endeavour – India’s first nuclear submarine; its strategic weapon and missile systems; the space exploration programme; and infrastructure like metro systems and nuclear power plants. And one man has been instrumental in taking…… Continue reading September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

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‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it’s impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children…… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

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Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. In her new book, Inferior, award-winning science journalist and author Angela Saini sheds light on controversial research and investigates the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, while taking readers…… Continue reading Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

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The Best of Chimamanda Adichie’s Quotes on Feminism

This month, we publish Chimamanda Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, a remarkable new book where she goes right into the heart of the sexual politics in the twenty-first century. To celebrate the occasion, we bring you some of Chimamanda’s most brilliant quotes that have appeared in her books and been…… Continue reading The Best of Chimamanda Adichie’s Quotes on Feminism

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Ten Feminist Books to Add to Your Bookshelf

The Liberation of Sita | Volga Valmiki’s Ramayana is the story of Rama’s exile and return to Ayodhya, a triumphant king who will always do right by his subjects. In Volga’s retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary…… Continue reading Ten Feminist Books to Add to Your Bookshelf

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An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’

In 2003, at a time when politicians and other establishment figures of Tamil Nadu were caught up in a surge of Tamil chauvinism, a group of men and women, setting themselves up as guardians of Tamil culture, objected publicly to the language of a new generation of women poets, particularly in the work of Malathi…… Continue reading An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’