Opinion

August 27, 2017
August 27, 2017

The case for feminist men

But, being “that” man is problematic, even harmful, for men.

August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017

Saving flood victims as we look for solutions

The year was 1988. My uncle was going to the United States for his undergraduate degree. He was the first family member to do so. The trend in those days was England. And, not just England, but...

July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017

Spot the patriarchy

What do you do when someone infantilises you because you're a young(ish) woman? There were men in that room with the same credentials as I. Did anyone ask them if they were teaching assistants?

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

The case for angry women

When I “talk back” (bell hooks, 1989) at institutional and personal oppression I am labelled an angry woman. As if my anger is not just. Justified.

June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017

Minority lives matter

It is not a coincidence that Bangladesh survived Cyclone Mora with few casualties while a landslide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts caused by torrential rains has left over 150 dead. Deforestation...

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

In the wake of Cyclone Mora

As the news of the cyclone named Mora (a Thai word which means 'star of the sea') erupted on social and traditional media, I couldn't

May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017

Only yes means yes

As we try to make sense of consent, we have to recognise that consent is a nuanced issue. We have to unlearn what the media and mainstream entertainment have taught us about rape—that it has to be...

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Independence from tokenism

We often lament, especially on days like our Independence Day, about how little our people (particularly the younger generation, always the younger generation) know about our history. We talk about...

March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

Not a coincidence

On this International Women's Day – the one day that we women get to call our own – we had the Women's Strike. But, I went to work because I wasn't sure I had a choice in the matter....

February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017

Is abusive behaviour a choice?

I was once called a whore. Chances are, so have you, if you're a woman. ...