Posts By titas bose

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History of Drag Queens

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India should be ashamed of treating Pinki Pramanik the way it did. Her gender “condition” became the reason for society to dismiss all her achievements as fake. Her life became a cause of shame. It…

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Men’s Jobs

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“Women are not physically capable enough to do certain work”. This has been the argument of patriarchy for many years now for restricting a woman to a domestic corner. But here are some women who…

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Sappho- The Tenth Muse

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Western literature is largely indebted to ancient Greek and Latin canon. As a literature student, one cannot avoid reading about the Greeks, and literature has a direct relation with its corresponding socio-politico situation. The Greek…

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Japan, Geisha Culture and Women

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One of the popular introductory books on Japan and feminism is Arthur Golden’s novel Memoirs of a Geisha. It paints a brilliant, albeit fictionalized portrait of the geisha world of tedious fashion, the pressure of…

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Meena Kandasamy

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Flaming green of a morning that awaits rain And my lover speaks of rape through silences, Swallowed words and the shadowed tones Of voice. Quivering, I fill in his blanks. The composer of these powerfully…

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Mrs. Rosa Parks

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In connection to Black History, everyone knows the name of Martin Luther King and his “American dream”. Few, outside the US are acquainted with Mrs Rosa Parks, the African American civil rights activist, christened affectionately…

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Women of the Vedas

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When the Aryans had just migrated to India and settled in the Sapt Sindh region, or Land of the Seven Rivers, it was primarily a patriarchal society that they established. This was the Rig Vedic…

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A Feminist Stereotype

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Who is a feminist? One usually comes up with a certain stereotypical image planted in their mind by the media-“those unattractive, man-hating, non-shaving, angry feminists.” The usual picture is that of a muscular buxom woman,…

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