Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Interviews

In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

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Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
Sahiyo

Sahiyo: Empowering Dawoodi Bohra Communities & Putting An End to Female Genital Cutting

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Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
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Meet Yashica Dutt: Dalit Writer & Founder of Documents of Dalit Discrimination

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Ever since Yashica Dutt came out as Dalit, her inbox has been flooded with messages from other Dalit women.
her zimbabwe Fungai Machirori

Meet Fungai Machirori: The Woman Behind Her Zimbabwe

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Her Twitter handle refers to her as @fungaijustbeing, which is what she likes to believe she is. Meet Fungai Machirori – a Zimbabwean blogger, journalist and photographer and founder of Her Zimbabwe.
Photo by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, #DalitWomenFight

Meet the Women Behind #DalitWomenFight Trying to Take Down ‘Caste Apartheid’

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Asha Kowtal and the Dalit Women's Self-Respect March traveled across Northern India to document the ongoing violence against women who were once branded as "untouchable." Now, they're raising new leaders, and finding allies in Black Lives Matter.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

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Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

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Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!

Meet Aarthi: The Woman Behind The Popular Comic Series Royal Existentials

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Royal Existentials is a weekly webcomic series that uses Indian vintage art and imagery to tell stories of historical (and contemporary) angst.

“Maybe There Were Some Pads Lying Around”: Meet The Woman Behind The Comic Sanitary...

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"What is the idea behind the name 'Sanitary Panels'?" "Maybe there were some pads lying around."

Kanika Mishra: Spearheading India’s First Cartoon Woman Karnika Kahen

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Karnika Kahen, a cartoon character by cartoonist Kanika Mishra, is outspken, speaks her mind and isn't afraid, says Kanika in her candid interview.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Why I Am Not So Fond Of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Anymore

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.

What Is The Controversy Around Keeladi Excavation In Tamil Nadu?

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These marks are found to be engraved after the pot is dried, indicating that these marks were not made by the potter but by the user, mostly women who must have had a high literacy level.
Darjeeling: Women's Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

Darjeeling: Women’s Exploited Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

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Indeed, our cup of tea from Darjeeling comes with a burden of those several workers who do not get to taste the fruit of their own labour.