Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Intersectionality

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

Why The Pink Auto’s Explanation Of The Ring/Rape Is Problematic

Why The Pink Auto’s Explanation Of The Ring/Rape Is Problematic

Recently, there was a poster series by The Pink Auto that was aimed at apparently sensitising people (read: cis gendered males) about why rapes are wrong!
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Caste, Patriarchy, and their Annihilation

The struggle against caste and the struggle against patriarchy are deeply intertwined. Movements contribute to and make meaning out of each other.
“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
Why Banglore’s Women Workers Are Protesting For Their PF?

Why Banglore’s Women Workers Are Protesting For Their PF?

It is an interesting fact that most of these factories employ more than 85% of women workers.
Kashmiri Woman Writes An Open Letter To Chetan Bhagat

Kashmiri Woman Writes An Open Letter To Chetan Bhagat

"Your ‘rational’ appeal comes after a cold-blooded murder of six persons in Kashmir."
On Kashmir’s Occupation, Handwara Killings and Updates

On Kashmir’s Occupation, Handwara Killings and Updates

Handwara killings remind us once again that situation in Kashmir has never been normal.
In Photos: The Poetry of the Velivada

In Photos: The Poetry of the Velivada

Velivada is the symbolic stage of protests at HCU built by the five Ambedkar Students Association members including Rohith Vemula.
Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Before Bollywood sauntered on to the scene, India discovered gender reversal through ads, Facebook campaigns and web series.
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Meet Yashica Dutt: Dalit Writer & Founder of Documents of Dalit Discrimination

Ever since Yashica Dutt came out as Dalit, her inbox has been flooded with messages from other Dalit women.
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On Babasaheb’s Birth Anniversary: 13 Feminist Principles of Dr. B R Ambedkar

On Babasaheb's 125th birth anniversary, we bring you thirteen quotes of Dr. B R Ambedkar which truly show that he was a feminist and strove hard for women's education and equality.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

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.