Saturday, December 7, 2019

Disability

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

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?

In Conversation With Shobhika Kalra: Changing Landscapes One Ramp At A Time

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Meet Shobhika Kalra, the co-founder of Wings of Angelz, who took it upon herself to make the world wheelchair accessible, one ramp at a time.

In Conversation With Tanzila Khan: Author, Disability Rights Activist, And The Founder Of Girlythings

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Girlythings, launched by Tanzila Khan, is an application-based start-up, which provides delivery service for products related to women’s menstrual hygiene.
Benzy, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

Benzy, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

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Benzy is a musician with autism and partial paralysis. In spite of her inability to converse at all, she has released ten audio CDs and won three National Awards.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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