Friday, January 24, 2020

Intersectionality

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

“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

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Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.
Deconstructing The 'Rape Is Worse Than Death' Conception

Deconstructing The ‘Rape Is Worse Than Death’ Conception

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Amongst various perspectives of the offence of rape, one enduring and internalized perception is that it is worse than death. A woman would rather die than be raped, or her life post-rape is worse than or equivalent to death.
Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board's Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

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Along with other misogynistic things, the AIMPLB said that Muslim men would murder their wives “to get rid” of them if triple talaq gets banned.
The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

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At the end of a depressive episode, I find myself looking for the exact word for that period between various depressive episodes. I search for it online and I wrack my brain and I fall asleep thinking about it and one day it strikes me what the word is. The word is 'life'.
#SexPleasureRights: Disability Is Not A Constraint To Sexuality [Artwork]

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

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#SexPleasureRights: What does disability has got to do with sexuality?
Beyond Celebrities: Talking About Mental Illness in India

Beyond Celebrities: Talking About Mental Illness in India

When celebrities like Deepika and Ileana describe their journey of dealing with mental illness, one of the biggest impacts they have is the hope that they are able to give to people dealing with similar conditions; the hope of being able to live functional and fulfilling lives despite their mental illnesses.
Savitribai Phule: A Pioneer In Women's Education In India | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Life And Times Of Dnyanjyoti Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.
brock turner and white male entitlement

What Brock Turner’s 3-Months Sentence Tells Us About White Male Entitlement

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What is white male entitlement? If Brock Turner was black, he wouldn't be let off in 3-months because of 'good behaviour' for raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman.
Plus Side of Indian Fashion: What Does It Mean To Be A Plus Size Woman?

Plus Side of Indian Fashion: What Does It Mean To Be A Plus Size...

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When it comes to plus size fashion, the major problem is the elitist attitude of the fashion industry that believes fashion exclusively belongs to a select slice of the population.
A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

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The recent proposed draft Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016, passed by the Health Ministry, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on the 24th of August 2016; and is set to be introduced in the Parliament soon. Within a span of one week the draft bill received a severe backlash, being cited as discriminating and draconian.

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Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
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

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.