Saturday, February 22, 2020

Intersectionality

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

My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

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I identify as a bisexual woman, sleep on a rainbow bed, practice polyamory & over weekends participate in an orgy with my numerous partners.
“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.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.