Disability

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

When Will India Truly Become Accessible For People With Disabilites?

When Will India Truly Become Accessible For People With Disabilities?

No amount of economic trouble or market-based capitalistic ideas should help determine one's right to accessible spaces, which should be available in an unconditionally equal manner to all persons, irrespective of their physical state of being.
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People With Disabilities In Indian Ads: Not Yet A Target Audience

People with disabilities are considered non-productive members of the community who do not contribute to the labour force. It is this assessment which leads to them not being considered consumers.
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Disabling Tinder: Online Dating For Women With Disabilties

Is it possible to argue for a separate app, functioning as Tinder, for the disabled? However, this just reminds me of the world where the pure-bloods should not associate with the “mudbloods”.
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Hichki Film Review: Rejecting Toxic Standards Of Normalcy

Hichki beautifully depicts how persons with disorders and disabilities, as well as economically disadvantaged persons, are singled out.
औरत पर दोहरी मार जैसा है फिज़िकल डिसेबिलिटी | Feminism In India

औरत पर दोहरी मार जैसा है फिज़िकल डिसेबिलिटी

शारीरिक रूप से अक्षम लोगों को न केवल स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी दिक्कतों का सामना करना पड़ता है, बल्कि अपनी बीमारी या अक्षमता के चलते उन्हें पारिवारिक और सामाजिक रूप से भी कई सारी परेशानियां झेलनी पड़ती हैं।
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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. 
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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.

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Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Asking questions like “Have you faced caste discrimination?” is itself a sign of neglect on the part of those non-Dalits who have thrown it in my face directly and indirectly, multiple times.
Decolonising Sex: India's History Of Colonised Bodies And Sexual Repression

Decolonising Sex: India’s History Of Colonised Bodies And Sexual Repression

By decolonising sex, India would finally heal itself and attain sexual liberation from the western colonisation.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।