feminism

Is it enough to just have female heads of state?

We have seen that women who are able to helm a country are often able to do so through their associations with powerful men.

Beyond the pages / Overcoming sexist textbooks to bridge the gender gap in education

Given the theme of inspiring inclusion, it's imperative to ask: does academic research sufficiently inspire inclusion?

Essay / Rokeya’s relevance to Palestinian feminism

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online), the first known use of the term ‘feminism’–

ESSAY / We still dream of the things that Sultana dreamed of

As long as the problems addressed in Sultana’s Dream continue to exist and be relevant, we must uphold Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s work, values, and ideologies

ESSAY / The progressive depiction of women in ‘Devdas’

In some ways, Sharatchandra places the blame for Devdas's ensuing sorrow on his lack of courage, made all the more noticeable in comparison to Parbati's courage in breaking social norms despite the dire consequences it could have for her.

Are feminists asking for 'too much'?

Just because things could always be worse doesn’t mean that the current issues are not worth fighting for.

Essay / Rethinking Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the humanist

Despite his caste-consciousness and critical depiction of the social prejudices of colonial Bengal, he never directly opposed them; in his real life, he was an upholder of traditional Hindu patriarchy and Brahmin-dominated caste society.

Opinion / Living a feminist killjoy life

The way we perceive the word “emotion” through the gendered lens contributes to systematic oppression because it dismisses those who fall under the umbrella of the emotional radar and it is easier to silence their voices as emotional beings because they are often, according to the patriarchal society, deemed as unstable, illogical, or disoriented.

Interview / Unravelling Bangali feminism and female rage

Feminism and literature share a profound connection as literature gives voice to the experiences of women, allowing us to understand their perspective. However, despite the abundance of information in the technological age, the promotion of feminist books remains a challenge in Bangladesh, often facing criticism from conservatives.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

Is it enough to just have female heads of state?

We have seen that women who are able to helm a country are often able to do so through their associations with powerful men.

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

Overcoming sexist textbooks to bridge the gender gap in education

Given the theme of inspiring inclusion, it's imperative to ask: does academic research sufficiently inspire inclusion?

December 23, 2023
December 23, 2023

Rokeya’s relevance to Palestinian feminism

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online), the first known use of the term ‘feminism’–

December 9, 2023
December 9, 2023

We still dream of the things that Sultana dreamed of

As long as the problems addressed in Sultana’s Dream continue to exist and be relevant, we must uphold Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s work, values, and ideologies

November 18, 2023
November 18, 2023

The progressive depiction of women in ‘Devdas’

In some ways, Sharatchandra places the blame for Devdas's ensuing sorrow on his lack of courage, made all the more noticeable in comparison to Parbati's courage in breaking social norms despite the dire consequences it could have for her.

September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023

Are feminists asking for 'too much'?

Just because things could always be worse doesn’t mean that the current issues are not worth fighting for.

September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023

Rethinking Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the humanist

Despite his caste-consciousness and critical depiction of the social prejudices of colonial Bengal, he never directly opposed them; in his real life, he was an upholder of traditional Hindu patriarchy and Brahmin-dominated caste society.

August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023

Living a feminist killjoy life

The way we perceive the word “emotion” through the gendered lens contributes to systematic oppression because it dismisses those who fall under the umbrella of the emotional radar and it is easier to silence their voices as emotional beings because they are often, according to the patriarchal society, deemed as unstable, illogical, or disoriented.

August 19, 2023
August 19, 2023

Unravelling Bangali feminism and female rage

Feminism and literature share a profound connection as literature gives voice to the experiences of women, allowing us to understand their perspective. However, despite the abundance of information in the technological age, the promotion of feminist books remains a challenge in Bangladesh, often facing criticism from conservatives.

May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023

‘Women, Gender and Development': Rocky ride along the evolutionary scale

Nazmunnessa Mahtab has written a quite all-encompassing book on women and gender issues.    

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