Articles by Vishnupriya Bhandaram

A former features writer with The Hindu, she is currently doing a Master's programme in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University. She also has a degree in journalism from Madras Christian College and has obtained a post-graduate diploma in Television Journalism from Asian College of Journalism. Her academic interests lie in the sociology of the body and gender, men and masculinities, and, cinema and modernity. She can be reached at vbhandaram [at] gmail [dot] com

gender binary

Trapped in binaries

How many times have you filled a form requesting you to state your sex or gender? Or sex AND gender, although you may not have encountered forms that ask for both because those who make them are ill informed that ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ are synonymous. So what is sex? What is gender? Sex is science,…

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