Asiya Islam is the Gender Editor of Khurpi. She takes pride in being a feminist and is angry with most things most of the time. She moved from Aligarh, India to London in 2009 for Master's in Gender, Media and Culture at the London School of Economics. After finishing her Master's in 2010, Asiya joined the equality and diversity team at LSE, where she continues to work. Asiya has written for The Guardian, the New Statesman and the Sunday Guardian.
The edited version of this article was earlier published in Scroll.in Bleary eyed in the library At 8 am on Sunday morning, when most students were probably catching ...On December 10, 2014 / By Asiya Islam
I can’t remember when I started being aware of the need to always keep my legs together but that self-consciousness and hesitation is still visible whenever I have ...On July 2, 2014 / By Asiya Islam
The Prime Minister of India has spoken! Modi’s diktat on rape came two weeks after two teenage girls were raped and lynched in a village in Uttar Pradesh. ...On June 27, 2014 / By Asiya Islam
Last time I checked, there was nothing risky about dancing around trees wearing blingy clothes – after all, that’s so Bollywood, isn’t it? Yet, Celina Jaitley has received ...On May 28, 2014 / By Asiya Islam
Sex sells. And so does sexual objectification of women. Which is why the advertising industry, in particular, is full of sexism and sexist stereotypes. Cars are sold by ...On May 20, 2014 / By Asiya Islam
I didn’t need the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to tell me that Indian men do only 19 minutes of housework per day. Despite claims that ...On March 17, 2014 / By Asiya Islam