Honour Killing: India’s Own Pandemic Of Casteist Patriarchy

Honour Killing: India’s Own Pandemic Of Casteist Patriarchy

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The perpetrators more often than not openly admit to or confess honour killing crimes with or without fear of the law and with a certain provincial, primitive “pride” in their action.
COVID-19: How Casteist Is This Pandemic?

COVID-19: How Casteist Is This Pandemic?

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Based on the religion of Hinduism, social distancing, which is claimed to be the curative measure for COVID-19, has always been used as a socially-sanctioned weapon of collective discrimination.
Ambedkarites Refuse To Call Themselves Dalits And Harijans: Here Is Why

Here Is Why Ambedkarites Refuse To Call Themselves Harijans And Dalits

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It is also true that some may not want to address themselves as Dalits in a public sphere because of the discrimination faced by the community,” says Harsh.
Rangoli Chandel's Twitter Account Suspended: Where Islamophobia Meets Casteism

Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter Account Suspended: Where Islamophobia Meets Casteism

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While the tweets obviously call for a backlash, the nature of said backlash that she has received is flawed. For instance, Atul Khatri, a comedian, went on to use a casteist slur in an attempt to insult Rangoli Chandel.
How Reading Ambedkar Made Me Understand Feminism Better

How Reading Ambedkar Made Me Understand Feminism Better

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Ambedkar had come down heavily on the much revered Manu Smriti for its pivotal role in discriminating Dalits, Shudras and women, even if born Brahmin.
A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

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The courts and legal processes are ignorant and lack sensitivity when dealing with the cases of violence against Dalit women.
Dr. Ambedkar & The History Of His Resistance Against The Hindu Right Wing

Dr. Ambedkar & The History Of His Resistance Against The Hindu Right Wing

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Ambedkar denounced Brahmins and their caste supremacy, correctly identifying these casteist mores behind the atrocious treatment of women in ‘Hindu society’.
5 Dalit Artists Challenging Casteism Through Music, Films And Literature

5 Dalit Artists Challenging Casteism Through Music, Films And Literature

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Listen, watch and read Dalit artists and their art, and actively engage with their work. This is their journey against caste-based oppression, which is only one of the many they deal with.
Too Radical For Savarnas: Anti-Caste Feminist Legislation By Dalit Women & Ambedkar

Too Radical For Savarnas: Anti-Caste Feminist Legislation By Dalit Women & Ambedkar

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Quoting Ambedkar without quoting the strength portrayed by Dalit women here is another instance of a gross erasure of them from the history of caste oppression and feminist liberation at the same time.
The Right To Pee: The Gender And Caste Privileges Of Urination

The Right To Pee: The Gender And Caste Privileges Of Urination

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Having to adjust their body to a limited number of times that they can urinate, the time of the day when they can urinate, the amount of liquid their body can intake to manage their pee, and the scarce locations where they are allowed to pee often leads to a psychological toll.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
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.