Friday, September 20, 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 Tanzila Khan: Author, Disability Rights Activist, And The Founder Of Girlythings

Girlythings, launched by Tanzila Khan, is an application-based start-up, which provides delivery service for products related to women’s menstrual hygiene.
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Disabled People Say No To Divyang

"I am not Divyang and don’t prefer being called that."
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!
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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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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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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”.
What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

Having gone through this before, working in disability rights, and having closely interacted with many people living with mental health conditions, I could absolutely recognise that I was slipping into depression in my life of 33 years.
#SexPleasureRights: Disability Is Not A Constraint To Sexuality [Artwork]

#SexPleasureRights: Disability Is Not A Constraint To Sexuality [Artwork]

#SexPleasureRights: What does disability has got to do with sexuality?
Arranging to Touch Base For Those With Disability

Notes From A Sex Worker On Providing Services To Clients With Disability

I’ve been a sex worker for over 20 years. Some of my clients are people who were born with or have gotten a disability.
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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What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?