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In this section, find articles on intersectionality and Indian feminism including critical pieces on caste, class, body, violence, sexuality, gender and masculinity.

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Niyamgiri Movement: Questioning The Narrative Of Developmental Politics

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The Niyamgiri Movement is a grassroots people’s movement against exploitative corporation. It is a tale of resistance against neo-colonialism, nation-building, cultural discrimination and environmental racism.
Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

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This is not and should not be social distancing to its full extent and we should probably stop calling it that. Keep the distancing physical, but let the social solidarity thrive.
If We Don’t Support Shaheen Bagh Women’s Agency, We Aren’t Allies To Their Movement

If We Don’t Support Shaheen Bagh Women’s Agency, We Aren’t Allies To Their Movement

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Those who had earlier visited Shaheen Bagh to show solidarity seemed concerned that the virus would spread because of the women and make society ‘unsafe’.
What Coronavirus Epidemic Should Teach Us About The Water Crisis

What Coronavirus Pandemic Should Teach Us About The Water Crisis

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The government needs to use social media and television platforms as it has done today in the grips of COVID 19. We need to prepare our population to conserve water on the same war footing to resist water crisis.
If female participation showed a negative trend in times of poor yet evolving health capacities, then what would the condition of female workforce participation be, after India survived the menace of Covid-19?

How Covid-19 Might Change Indian Feminist Narratives For Eternity

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If female participation showed a negative trend in times of poor yet evolving health capacities, then what would the condition of female workforce participation be, after India survived the menace of Covid-19?
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.
Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

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The Coronavirus pandemic among other things, such as the lack of empathy for all, in an individualist capitalist society like ours, brought to surface many other prejudices about how we conceptualise health.
Can The Powerful Be Held Accountable?: A Look Into Polanski And Beyond

Can The Powerful Be Held Accountable?: A Look Into Polanski And Beyond

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Roman Polanski is a controversial director who has been charged with multiple cases of sexual assault and rape over the past 40 or so years across both Europe, as well as the United States.

COVID-19: Can A Health Crisis Become A Breeding Site For Gender Inequality?

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The novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has become a breeding site of gender inequality with social distancing measures that threaten to relegate women to their gendered roles as caregivers. The state response to the outbreak has been inadequate to address the safety, health, and economic inequalities that would pinch women the hardest. If India is to combat and recover from the social and economic impacts of this outbreak, it needs to take a look at gender.
Coronavirus And Our Callous Casteist Biases In India

Coronavirus And Our Callous Casteist Biases In India

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While Coronavirus is a dangerous pandemic at hand, Kumble’s comments brings to light the carelessness with which Dalit bodies have been dealt by the state for years.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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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.
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

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It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.