The Struggle of LGBTQ Groups in India

The first thing that coursebooks teach a child is that there are two types of genders, i.e., male and female. This is where the roots of the problem lie. A child is taught since the beginning that there are only two genders, so when he/she grows up, it becomes really difficult to give up onContinue reading “The Struggle of LGBTQ Groups in India”

Gender Neutral Laws for Rape

A crime as heinous as rape has a restrictive definition in the Indian Law. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code,[1] defines what and what not comes under the ambit of rape with its seven coded situations. The general notion of the crime being only against women has led to it becoming gender-centric and notContinue reading “Gender Neutral Laws for Rape”

Everything that is wrong with the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Original Artwork by the author “I’m both a man, and a woman, and yet neither a man nor a woman. I’m my own gender”[1] Imagine living in a body which is yours but doesn’t feel like home. Imagine being identified by others as someone who is not you. What just might be an uncomfortable scenarioContinue reading “Everything that is wrong with the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019”