My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll

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17 February 2015

For everyone who accuses women of "playing the gender card"

This will be my go-to feminism image.
Maybe we wouldn't have to "play the gender card" (I'm imagining the Queen of Spades) if you didn't reduce every argument to whether or not the person you're arguing with has ovaries and how you disagree with them, but specifically you disagree with the ovaries. Cannot win with you people.

Basically: don't be a douchebag about women's issues if you're not a woman. Don't be a douchebag about it even if you ARE a woman. Don't be a douchebag, period. 

1 comment:

  1. Agreed.

    Other examples that piss me off:
    People who are a demographic majority pretending that there is no discrimination against a minority ("Oh, but it used to happen decades ago, not now!!Happens in villages not cities"....Gah!!) .True for race, caste, region, gender, religion, sexual orientation yada yada. True for human being across the world, but in India, discrimination is so refined, so insidious, so deep rooted, so sophisticated that I suspect we are easily the world leaders in this sphere.


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