We Stan These 5 Women Who Stood Up to the Patriarchy

Today, we list out inspirational women from Asia who stood up against dominant power structures, battling patriarchy while seeking to dismantle majoritarian and communal power structures. Their efforts, despite being recognized by international bodies tend to be forgotten in the discussions of fierce women inspiring many in their home countries. With the rise of right…


An Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern

Dear Jacinda Ardern, Before the fateful afternoon of 15th of March, I knew you as the progressive Prime Minister of New Zealand. I knew you as a feminist who stood with the LGBTQ community, and a social democrat. I liked you for your politics. I had admired your political stands from afar. When you took…


Over 40 Dead In Trump-Inspired Christchurch Mosques Shooting

This morning, we woke up to saddening news of multiple mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Police have confirmed that there are”multiple fatalities,” as a number of gunmen opened fire as a congregation was in the middle of Friday prayers. As of the latest reports, 30 were killed at Al Noor mosque, with 10 fatalities…


Why Are People Being Lynched in the Name of Cows?

Last week, in India, two children aged 11 and 12 were amongst seven other Muslims charged with cow slaughter. They happen to be the newest victims of a peculiar law of “secular India” that bans the slaughter of cows to protect the sentiments of the nation’s Hindu majority, which revere cows as a holy figure….