Saturday, September 21, 2019

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

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.
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.
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!
Reflections Of A Person Living With A Rare Muscle Disease

Reflections Of A Person Living With A Rare Muscle Disease

Shilpi Bhattacharya is a person living with GNE myopathy, a rare muscle disease, and wants to raise a voice to spread awareness about it and demand treatment research.
In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

Manasi Joshi, is a kickass para-badminton player who keeps shattering stereotypes and pursuing her dreams through her grit and passion for para-badminton.
#WhyTaxDisability: GST Increases Tax On Disability Aids And Appliances

#WhyTaxDisability: GST Increases Tax On Disability Aids And Appliances

The GST increases taxes for disability aids and appliances, mere months after passing the progressive Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act
In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes On Disability

In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes Of Disability

From scuba diving to winning beauty pageants, motivating people and fighting for causes, Virali Modi shatters all stereotypes of disability.
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.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
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?
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.