Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Intersectionality

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

Hinduism Vs Hindutva: A Distinction Of Convenience

Hinduism Vs Hindutva: A Distinction Of Convenience?

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The ‘Hindutva is not Hinduism’ distinction adds nothing to the discourse except for making the Savarnas feel good about being oppressive.
How Do Women With Disabilities Understand, Express And Interpret Consent?

How Do Women With Disabilities Understand, Express And Interpret Consent?

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Sensitisation on consent should be organised, whereby women with disabilities should be provided with information around consent and legal literacy.
NCRB's Report On Rising Numbers Of Missing Women In India Should Scare You

India: NCRB’s Report On Rising Numbers Of Missing Women Is Disturbing

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The Report reads, “Maharashtra registered maximum no. of missing women during the year 2016, 2017 & 2018 with 28,316, 29,279 and 33,964 women respectively."
What Would Enhancing Upper Gestation Limit For Abortion To 24 Weeks Do?

What Would Enhancing Upper Gestation Limit For Abortion To 24 Weeks Do?

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One can hope that the proposed boards are structured so that women can undergo abortions, without being entangled in bureaucratic quagmires.
Budget 2020: Why Are Feminists Worried About Agricultural Sectors?

Budget 2020: Why Are Feminists Worried About Agricultural Sectors?

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The Budget this time is no different. It has repainted the same old loopholes with newer statistics and numerical allocations with tad bit of surges here and there.
Building A Movement Of Leaders In India To Fight Gender Inequality

Building A Movement Of Leaders In India To Fight Gender Inequality

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It’s crucial and urgent to invest in a cadre of young women to build a movement of Leaders who dare to dream, create and live in a just and equitable world!
Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

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The 13th installation of the controversial show Bigg Boss has been the longest running season ever in the history of this show, for many reasons, right and wrong.
It Is 2020! Why Are We Still So Afraid To Talk About Sex And Sexuality?

It’s 2020! Why Are We Still So Afraid To Talk About Sex And Sexuality?

Indian households and by extension, society, regardless of place and time, has mastered the art of dismissal when it comes conversations about sex.
Global Gender Gap Report 2020

Infographic: The Global Gender Gap Report 2020

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India ranked 112, 4 steps below from last year’s position. The global gender gap report states that it will take us almost 100 years to achieve gender parity worldwide.
National Period Day: Make Menstrual Hygiene An Active Concern In Health Manifestos

National Period Day: Make Menstrual Hygiene An Active Concern In Health Manifestos

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This is an open letter written for the Aam Aadmi Party in order to encourage them to make Menstrual Hygiene a more active part of the political developmental agendas.

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Film Review: Jawaani Jaaneman —Can Bollywood Be In The Same Room As Female Gaze?

Film Review: Jawaani Jaaneman—Can Bollywood Be In The Same Room As Female Gaze?

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Jawaani Jaaneman treats its male lead as a gentle buffoon to engage more with the women. In stark contrast, the delightful women here are not judged for their choices!
Darjeeling: Women's Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

Darjeeling: Women’s Exploited Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

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Indeed, our cup of tea from Darjeeling comes with a burden of those several workers who do not get to taste the fruit of their own labour.

What Is The Controversy Around Keeladi Excavation In Tamil Nadu?

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These marks are found to be engraved after the pot is dried, indicating that these marks were not made by the potter but by the user, mostly women who must have had a high literacy level.