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.

"I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts": On Bras And Breasts

“I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts”: On Bras And Breasts

We need to teach our girls that their breast size or nipple type does not decide their worth. That they don't have to pass those beauty, breast and nipple tests to know that they are beautiful.
A still from ‘Le Clitoris’ by Lori Malépart-Traversy

Le Clitoris: Your Easy Guide To Befriending The Clitoris

Quite similar to our society, the talk surrounding sexual pleasure largely remains male-dominated. It is a lesser known but well-proven fact that the key to female orgasm is the clitoral stimulation, not so much the vaginal penetration or the G-spot, and Le Clitoris, the film explores just that!
B R ambedkar jayanti

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.
I am Hindu and my boyfriend is Muslim and this is our #UnsanskariLove story

I Am Hindu And My Boyfriend Is Muslim. This Is Our #UnsanskariLove Story.

My college friends ostracized me because I was in love with a Muslim man, and emotionally tortured me. My best friend said that a crush was okay, but planning a future together was stupid.
Jamal Siddiqui : 7 Tips On How to Pass As Masculine For Trans Men

7 Tips On How to Pass As Masculine For Trans Men

Being a pre-operated trans man is exhausting. Here are few tips from my personal experience with which you can pass as a male and decrease your gender dysphoria.
Govt Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than They Need Sanitary Napkins

The Government Thinks Women Need Sindoor More Than Sanitary Napkins | #ThePadEffect

The govt has declared sindoor, bangles and bindis as tax-exempt, however, sanitary napkins are still taxed at 12% under the new GST rules.
Ambedkar

Why Ambedkar Matters To The Women’s Rights Movement

When we list our feminist icons here in India, we often overlook Babasaheb Ambedkar, whose work often gets confined in one category.
Gazal Dhaliwal

“I Always Knew, I Was A Woman”: In Conversation With Gazal Dhaliwal

Gazal, known as Gunraj till the age of 25 to everyone around her, was born with Gender Dysphoria. In one of her INK talks (yes, she's done more than one) Gazal says "For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt, without even a fragment of doubt, that I was a girl."
Bhakti Movement

The Bhakti Movement and Roots of Indian Feminism

The women of the Bhakti movement challenged Brahminical patriarchy through their songs, poems and ways of life.
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

A Reading Of Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri: A Seminal Text On Caste

Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.

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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.