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Welcome to Boyish 🙏🏼. Boyish aims to be a place where you arrive if the topic of masculinity in the context of India 🇮🇳 intrigues you.

So much of discourse on gender and feminist discourse is focused on the numerous consequences of patriarchy for women. That is the right thing to do but we haven’t paused to question if patriarchy can have dastardly consequences for men too, erasing the opportunity for them to live their true selfs just as it does for other genders.

Boyish aims to change that. It is an emerging platform rooted in the belief that patriarchy is not the sole expression of just masculinity, patriarchy is an expression of immature understanding of gender, and it hurts us all. Patriarchy is an attack on masculinity in its fullness just as it is on femininity in its fullness.

Masculinity is a lot like the movie Fight Club. The first rule of masculinity is that you don’t talk about it. This has to change if we want a gender equitable world. Boyish’s goal is to be of service in this direction ✨.

Season-2 * Now Publishing *
In this monthly series, Boyish will dive deep on discourse on masculinity under three themes: Work, Mental health and Fatherhood.
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1st Issue
Can Indian fathers move from authoritarian to authoritative parenting?
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    Season-1
    Published in 2021, this anthology of 12 issues unpacks gender norms that impact boys in India and narrates inspirational stories of Indian 🇮🇳 men who defied such stereotypes.
    Men weren’t really the enemy. They were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
    Creators
    Creators

    👋🏼, I am Rajat Mittal!

    Producer & Writer

    Previously, I've been the maker of 2 educational books for girls: Menstrupedia and She Can You Can.

    By working on projects focused on education and empowerment of girls, I slowly began to realise and learn how gender norms impact not just girls but boys as well. This is honestly why I created Boyish.

    With Boyish, my aim is to unlearn my own conditioning and to invite others to think more deeply about masculinity in the context of India 🇮🇳.

    Season-2
    Kaviya

    Kaviya Sekhar

    Illustrator

    Liesl

    Liesl Goecker

    Consulting Editor

    Ajin

    Ajin Mohan

    Illustrator

    Mrinalini

    Mrinalini Khattar

    Editor

    Rachel

    Rachel Aneesha Rao

    Supporting Writer & Research Aid

    Samira

    Samira Shaikh

    Supporting Writer & Research Aid