Sunday, August 25, 2019

Disability

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

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.
The Plight Of A Person with Disability In The Gareeb Rath Train

The Plight Of A Person with Disability In The Gareeb Rath Train

Being a research scholar, exploring positions of women with disability in higher education, facing such bureaucracy from Indian railways came as harsh reality to me.
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In Conversation With SexDis On Sexuality, Disability And Accessibility

SexDis is a non-profit initiative working to establish the fact that women with disabilities are sexual beings just like anyone else.
Dear Prime Minister, When Will Our Trains Become Accessible For Wheelchair Users?

Dear Prime Minister, When Will Our Trains Become Accessible For Wheelchair Users?

The coach for disabled is about 2 feet high and a feet away from the platform without a ramp, thus making the train inaccessible for wheelchair users.
Inspiration Porn

‘Inspiration Porn’ And Deconstructing The ‘Disabled People Are So Inspiring’ Stereotype

Born out of ablesim, this inspiration porn gives people wrong ideas about disability portrays us as one-dimensional saints.
How Is Demonetisation Affecting The Disabled? | Feminism in India

How Is Demonetisation Affecting The Disabled?

Disabled women and others with disability in the rural areas face higher ordeals with respect to demonetisation and access to any financial services.
We’re Loving The Shape Of This Body Positivity And Inclusivity Video

We’re Loving The Shape Of This Body Positivity And Inclusivity Video

This theatre company made a body positivity and inclusive video on Ed Sheeran's popular song Shape Of You and it is just wow!
A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

A Feminist Reading Of Kaabil

Overall, Kaabil had a crumbling plotline, held together by a good cinematography and brilliant acting. But it reinforced what it was trying to disprove; the belief that the visually impaired are weak.
Blind T20: India Beat Pakistan By 9 Wickets To Win T20 Blind World Cup

Blind T20: India Beat Pakistan By 9 Wickets To Win T20 Blind World Cup

This year’s Blind T20 is already off to an exciting start and is on Day 6. India has played exceptionally well, registering its latest victory over New Zealand in its match.
Analysis Of The 2017 Budget From The Disability Lens

Analysis Of The 2017 Budget From The Disability Lens

If one sums up the 2017 Budget from the disability lens only lifts and escalators in 500 railway stations seem to be the major highlights.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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