Articles by Gayatri Sekar

Molecular Biologist, Write. Schooling in Equality.


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“Pink”

What are feminine attributes? “Let’s just put down pink”, she said. “What, why?”, I asked. “There are so many silly women, with their frills and fancies, trying to be pretty and pink and fancy. Isn’t that a feminine attribute?” Even vociferous proponents of gender equality seem to hate ‘macho men’ and ‘pink women’.   Let…

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Stick no Labels: Learning to love your Identity

How many things mark who we are? Tall girl, short girl, weirdo, topper, average-student… How many names are we called before we ourselves find out who we are? Everyday, there are so many things we do to ourselves to signify who we are: A mark on the forehead, a way we dress, the languages we…

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