Disability

In this section, find articles, reviews, interviews, art work, poems and photo-essays on disability, gender and sexuality by Feminism in India.

How Do Women With Disabilities Understand, Express And Interpret Consent?

How Do Women With Disabilities Understand, Express And Interpret Consent?

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Sensitisation on consent should be organised, whereby women with disabilities should be provided with information around consent and legal literacy.
Six Books By Indian Women With Disabilities Questioning The Unequal Society

6 Books By Indian Women With Disabilities On The Unequal Society

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These books influence many other Indian women with disabilities to pen down their thoughts into a book, thereby making themselves heard.
In Conversation With Jyothsna Phanija: Where Caste, Disability And Gender Meet

In Conversation With Jyothsna Phanija: Where Caste, Disability And Gender Meet

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In conversation with Jyothsna Phanija, to know a little more about her and a little better about the society and its intersections of caste, gender and disability.
In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disbility

In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disability

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Srishti Pandey, a student at LSR and a disability rights activist talks about the dual challenges she faces because she is disabled and she is a girl.
My Visual Impairment And The Tale Of Two Extremes

My Visual Impairment And The Tale Of Two Extremes

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At one hand, due to my visual impairment, I was made to realise and then believe that I was a sinner. On the other hand, I was made an object of inspiration porn and was made to believe that I was a saint.
Interrogating The Right To Vote For Persons With Psychosocial Disabilities

Who Can Vote? Accessibility For Persons With Psychosocial Disabilities

Many aspects of social exclusion require us to pay attention to structural oppression in society, and to broader policy initiatives. Psychiatrists have a role to play in highlighting the links between policy, institutionalization, and psychosocial disabilities.
mental health for persons with disabilities

Why Is The Mental Health Of Persons With Disabilities Overlooked?

Mental health and physical disability together form a difficult intersection, both being highly stigmatized. This intersection is seldom recognized, and rarely discussed. The idea persists that Persons With Disabilities are disabled, not “mad”, and therefore do not require mental health support.

Divya Arora: India’s First Wheelchair-User Actor With Cerebral Palsy

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For one, I hadn’t seen a play in a long time, and second, the direction of the play by two women, Sohaila Kapur and Divya Arora herself, portraying stories of “disability, betrayal and love”, piqued my interest, and I decided to go.
Why We Must Focus On The Ability In People With Disabilities

Why We Must Focus On The Ability In People With Disabilities

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There is urgent need to look at the ability in people with disabilities, in spite of their circumstantial limitations or gender.
Online Dating And The Saga Of Blind Dates

Online Dating And The Saga Of Blind Dates

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Since I’d mentioned my blindness after extolling all my other virtues, nobody really paid attention. For those who did, didn’t believe I meant what I’d said. Did I mention strange are the ways of online dating?

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
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.