Intersectionality

In this section, find articles on intersectionality and Indian feminism including critical pieces on caste, class, body, violence, sexuality, gender and masculinity.

In Posters: Know All About Sexual Harassment At The Workplace And The Law

Partners for Law in Development (PLD) developed a set of two posters on sexual harassment at the workplace and the law.

Midnight Dogs: A Cartoon Story On What Unrolled On 16 December 2012

A cartoon panel on what unrolled on 16 December 2012 and how we as a society reacted to the incident.  

Kolkata Pride Festival 2015: Love And Solidarity

While December 2015 showed no sign of winter in Kolkata, the Kolkatans were proud enough to walk the Kolkata Pride Festival 2015 on Sunday,...
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17 Ways Popular Media Like Television & Cinema Could Be More Gender-Sensitive

We have compiled a set of recommendations which the popular media could follow to make their content more gender-sensitive.
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When Violence Against LGBTQ Community Isn’t Glamourous Enough For Media Coverage

The rape and murder of people from the LGBTQ community doesn’t enter the official records, and down the line, doesn’t get reported in media.
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Violence Against Dalit Women: How Caste Intersects With Gender-based Violence

Dalit women fight against the continued onslaught of sexual violence Dalit women and girls.
(Mis)Representation Of Hijras In Popular Media

(Mis)Representation Of Hijras In Popular Media

Instead of showing hijras as characters that carry a story forward, they are mere tools as a butt of all jokes.
Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

From books to music, cinema to advertisements, comedy to games, television series to comics, how does popular media represent women and gender-based violence.
Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

How does popular media like cinema, advertisements represent lesbian, bisexual and trans women in India?
Stalking, Hypermasculinity & Other Problematic Elements in Indian Cinema

Stalking, Hypermasculinity & Other Problematic Elements in Indian Cinema

Stalking, victim blaming, hyper-masculinity are some annoying elements which are repeatedly used in Indian cinema as a plot. 

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
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The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.