Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Intersectionality

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

Watch: All You Wanted To Know About Menstrual Cups! | Feminism in India

Watch: All You Wanted To Know About Menstrual Cups!

On Earth Day 2019, watch this video to understand the A-Z of menstrual cups. A menstruating person creates 120kg of menstrual waste in their lifetime! That's enough reason to cupvert today

Tweetchat: There Can’t Be Any Conditions On #UnmarriedPeopleWhoHaveSex

We made up the hashtag #UnmarriedPeopleWhoHaveSex to start a discussion around sex, marriage, privacy & "public indecency."
The Bully And The Bullied: Understanding Violence And How To Prevent It

The Bully And The Bullied: Understanding Violence And How To Prevent It

If you find yourself being a bully or your kid bullying somebody else, take time to read the given infographic and understand that childhood plays a very important role in one’s growth as a person.
mental health for persons with disabilities

Why Is The Mental Health Of Persons With Disabilities Overlooked?

Mental health and physical disability together form a difficult intersection, both being highly stigmatized. This intersection is seldom recognized, and rarely discussed. The idea persists that Persons With Disabilities are disabled, not “mad”, and therefore do not require mental health support.

The Transpeople Talk – Revisiting Society

I recently attend a seminar conducted by a Kolkata-based organization named Sambhavna run by and for the transpeople, conducting awareness programmes across the city.
Watch: How Has The Indian Government Failed Dalit Women?

Watch: How Has The Indian Government Failed Dalit Women?

Has India failed its Dalit women? By all development indices, Dalit women continue to have the least access to resources, says Asha Kowtal.

Discrimination Faced By Muslim JNU Professor Hints Rising Islamophobia

Assistant professor at the JNU's Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Rosina Nasir alleged that she has been facing harassment, mistreatment and discrimination because of her minority Muslim identity.
Understanding Backlash: The Price For Transgressing Gender Norms

Understanding Backlash: The Price For Transgressing Gender Norms

Due to debilitating gender norms, events such as child marriage or unplanned pregnancy can have catastrophic implications on girls' future.
Chennai Organised A Queer LitFest For Writers and Artists In The Margins

Chennai Organised A Queer LitFest For Writers and Artists In The Margins

The Queer LitFest was conceived to create a conversation about queer Indian literature, queerness in India and to bring together political and literary values of the works that play an important role in the lives of queer people.
How The Medical Abortion Pills Revolutionalised Women's Health

How The Medical Abortion Pills Revolutionalised Women’s Health

In the same way as the oral birth control pills were vilified, the oral medical abortion pills are receiving similar, predictable reactions.

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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

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.