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.

Women On Web Making Self-Managed Safe Abortion Accessible 

Women On Web Making Self-Managed Safe Abortion Accessible 

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Women on Web is a non-profit organisation that provides early medical abortion through online telemedicine, which was originally founded by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts
How Are The CAA Protests A Crucial Moment In Southasian Feminism?

How Are The CAA Protests A Crucial Moment In Southasian Feminism?

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Students are protesting both in Delhi and Lahore and these are moments in Southasian Feminism that helps us reimagine ourselves beyond the nation state.
How To Feel Liberated By Reclaiming The Slut Shaming Slang Words

How To Feel Liberated By Reclaiming The Slut Shaming Slang Words

A slut's life is hers to live, it cannot be compared, judged or disparaged- slut is a woman who is free in her deportment.
Women's Agency In Shaheen Bagh And In Other Protests Against CAA

Women’s Agency In Shaheen Bagh And In Other Protests Against CAA

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These women in Shaheen Bagh have become agents of subversion, fighting not just against CAA, but also fighting against stereotypes of being a woman.
India And Its #MeToo Movement In 2020: Where Are We Now?

India And Its #MeToo Movement In 2020: Where Are We Now?

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The #MeToo movement that began on social media firstly and most importantly provided the women a platform to report their accounts of sexual harassment.
The Violence Of Language: A Feminist Take On The ‘Culture’ Of Abuses

The Violence Of Language: A Feminist Take On The ‘Culture’ Of Abuses

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The argument is that language of abuses is inherently violent when viewed through the pre-existing social constructs of gender and caste hierarchies.
How Has Bollywood Misrepresented The Hijra Community?

How Has Bollywood Misrepresented The Hijra Community?

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We still await films that represent the hijra community realistically and respectfully, we cannot deny that a revolution has begun, and we have a long, long way to go.
Coming Out As A Trans Man: A Process, Not A One Time Stunt

Coming Out As A Trans Man: Sometimes A Lifelong Process

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Individuals do not move through the coming out process at the same speed. The process is very personal. Sometimes it is a continuing, lifelong process.
Kobe Bryant: Is Death Supposed To Forgive Rapists And Harassers?

Kobe Bryant: Is Death Supposed To Forgive Rapists And Harassers?

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No matter what his contribution has been to the NBA, Kobe Bryant will always be a man who raped a girl and inflicted sexual violence and trauma upon her.
Dalit Literature From The South: Countering The Savarna Saviour Complex

Dalit Literature From The South: Countering The Savarna Saviour Complex

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Indian writing in English has always had Dalit narratives. But majority of the 'Dalit Literature' have been narratives from Brahmin or savarna writers with saviour complex.

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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.