Manjima Misra is a Delhi University graduate in English Literature. She is the author of two books : Indian Feminine Fury and Unapologetically Mad. She has been an award winner in debating competitions during her college years and her articles on politics have been published by digital magazines such as Qrius and The Quint. She is ideologically inclined towards feminism and is passionate about the causes of gender equality,mental health and human rights. She wants to pursue her higher studies in gender studies.
It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.