Disability

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

women with disabilities

So How Has Indian Cinema Portrayed Women With Disabilities?

Indian cinema always portrays ‘disability’ on the screen in a listless and strange manner when it comes to the depiction of women with disabilities.
Why Should Marriage For Women With Disabilities Be Such A Burden?

Why Should Marriage For Women With Disabilities Be Such A Burden?

Women with disabilities are in no way diminished or incapable of choosing a partner for themselves, just because they have disabilities.
Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha And The Life Lessons She Can Teach Us

An erstwhile national volleyball and football athlete, Arunima Sinha is the first woman with an amputation to scale Mount Everest.
Why Is Media Coverage Of Violence Against Disabled Women Still Scant?

Why Is Media Coverage Of Violence Against Disabled Women Still Scant?

Responsible, ethical reporting of violence against women with disabilities, demand greater understanding of the broader context, empathy and willingness to report without creating ripples of sensations. 
sixth happiness

Sixth Happiness Film: Disability And Sexuality Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Sixth Happiness stayed away from the trope of persons with disabilities who can do no wrong and are in constant need of protection.
On Blindness And The Need For A More Accessible Internet | #DigitalHifazat

On Blindness And The Need For A More Accessible Internet | #DigitalHifazat

Technology has made leaps in helping blind people live a fuller life, however, it's not enough. A more accessible internet should be the future.
Watch: How Do Women With Disabilities Experience The Internet? | #DigitalHifazat

Watch: How Do Women With Disabilities Experience The Internet? | #DigitalHifazat

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, let's look at how women with disabilities experience and navigate the internet.
women with disabilities

Love And Dating For Women With Disabilities

One barrier for women with disabilities in making interpersonal connections with the outside world is lack of accessibility of public spaces.

Post Demonetization Currency Notes Aren’t Accessible To The Blind

This World Sight Day, let us demand accessible currency notes and make financial independence a reality for the Indian blind community.
urban areas

Analysis Of Urban Areas And Planning From A Disability Perspective

Movement is a basic human right, and urban areas are expected to be designed and well equipped for all, irrespective of ability.

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Meesha Shafi Takes A Stand Against Ali Zafar And Sexual Abuse

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Aijaz Sheikh

“Faith Healer” Aijaz Sheikh Has Sexually Abused Thousands Of Children

While pretending to be a faith healer, Aijaz Sheikh has subjected thousands of children in North Kashmir to sexual abuse.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.