Feminism 101

-The Gender Circle- Labels, it seems, are the bane of our times. Reducing an individual or a group to a narrow spectrum of thoughts and actions seems to be a norm on social media. One of these trends has rather unhelpfully been named ‘reverse sexism’. Reverse sexism implies employing a sexist attitude (usually in the…

Game of Chains

Immediately after being released yesterday, the new episode of Game of Thrones was besieged with an odd charge: being “too feminist”. Specifically, the makers of the series (the hallowed Benioff & Weiss) were criticized for making an episode that, according to many, was “tailored to please feminists”. Translation: We saw a bunch of female characters…

Female Agency in Manga and Anime

All through this summer I was obsessively following some anime series and, after a semester of Code Geass, Fullmetal Alchemist (and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood), Akatsuki no Yona, Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, it was Naruto that caught my eye. Naruto is perhaps the most well-known, mainstream anime to exist so I began watching it as…

Confessions of a ‘Slut’

by Aarushi Mahajan   (Note from author: The intent of writing this article was to share mine and some other women’s experiences and thereby get students to introspect. It would be naive to think that these instances of harassment are in anyway limited to National Law University, Delhi. The point of the article was to…

Gender Circle Lecture Series: Dr. Rukmini Sen

By DVL Vidya   On the 7th of March 2015, the Gender Circle as part of their lecture series invited noted feminist sociologist Rukmini Sen to speak about unearthing rape culture on campus. This talk was especially important in light of the recent reports of sexual assault happening around campuses, the most recent one being…

Another Perspective on Kairos

It was not very long ago that Jim Norton, a stand up comedian himself, who spoke to a radio show about the idea of liberal censorship. A passage from what Norton told his interviewer seems particularly apt: “Liberals have succeeded in becoming what they hated. Liberalism was once thought to be an oasis of free…