Why The Caged Bird Sings

by Gender Circle   “Don’t you know, They’re talkin’ bout a revolution, It sounds like a whisper.” (credited to Pinjra tod campaign) Many of you may have seen Facebook posts and articles about a recent campaign called ‘Pinjra tod’. We are here to tell you exactly what it’s about and why it is relevant for…

Who Do I Support?

  I think the issues that the events of 22/03/2015 presented are fairly nuanced and discussions till now seem to create a false binary, where you’re either with the protestors or with Abish/sexist crowd. I think there’s cause for concern with siding wholeheartedly with either of them, and certainly with this form of oversimplification of…

An Open Letter by Nikita Agarwal

by Nikita Agarwal   I strongly condemn the backlash that the five students, all women, are facing in National Law University Delhi campus for exercising their right to protest against sexism and misogyny perpetuated by Abish Mathew during Kairos, the second intercollegiate festival of NLU Delhi. The students protested against the various sexist, racist and…

A Change in Focus

When the protest took place on Sunday, one would be forgiven for being thrown at the sheer number of debates that could potentially arise. There were several views expressed. The protests themselves were vehemently clear that sexist jokes and trivializing of narratives that had and continue to have serious repercussions for women in society should…

Munna Badnaam Hua

WARNING: This piece is written by angry feminists. Proceed only if you can deal with them. (SUCH A SISYPHEAN TOIL FOR ALL OF YOU) Dear NLU Delhi, I apologize. I am extremely sorry for my behaviour thus far. Really. How dare I do what I did. How dare I complain. I was dancing in my…

Shifting Laser: The Infamous Laser Incident

­I gawp at her limbs with impunity, I slowly detach her personhood from those limbs For her limbs are not her own They have been crafted for my consumption. Students, both boys and girls, lined the path leading from the academic block to the Amul store, holding placards emblazoned with words that spoke of the…