Privilege

In this section, find articles, images, video and artwork on how caste, class, gender, body, religion and various other kinds of privilge works in oppressing the marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

male privilege

Male Privilege And Entitlement In India – A 101 Explainer Piece

Being born a heterosexual male immediately entitles you to a set of privileges you never signed up for. Male privilege is one of them.
The Progressive Husband And Benevolent Patriarchy On Quora

The “Progressive Husband” And Benevolent Patriarchy On Quora

Isn't it great when a progressive husband "allows" you a day of rest every week? Deconstructing a Quora post reeking of benevolent patriarchy.
Feminist Privilege

Privilege And The City Feminist: On My Right To Speak Up

Do I have no right to talk about women's issues because of my privilege, & because I hadn't actually experienced the worst of the worst?
Demonetisation, Drama And The Debacle: Decoding Our ‘Larger Good’

Demonetisation, Drama And The Debacle: Decoding Our ‘Larger Good’

This statement is an insult to those innumerable women who have been saving penny by penny day in and day out, without letting their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons find out.
Your Handy Primer To Oppression And Privilege 101

Privilege 101: Your Handy Primer To Oppression And Privilege

Discourses of identity politics and minority rights are often peppered with the words 'privilege' and 'oppression.' So what does privilege really mean?
brock turner and white male entitlement

What Brock Turner’s 3-Months Sentence Tells Us About White Male Entitlement

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.
mansplaining

Why Mansplaining About Sexual Harassment Must Stop

We are angry and rightfully so, because every time we step out in public, we have to make ourselves smaller, inconspicuous, just so that we can get to our destinations without having our bodies and space violated. That is something that cis gendered heterosexual men will never understand. So no, you don’t get to tell us what to do when we're harassed. And you definitely don’t get to decide what’s best for women.
Let's claim #NotAllMen

Open Letter To #NotAllMen: Dear #NotAllMen, We Are Not Here To Cater To You

Dear #NotAllMen, it has always been all men, just not on the same levels. Dear #NotAllMen, stop trying to hijack our narratives; as allies, it's your duty to make sure our voices are heard, not to exploit our struggles for praise and fame.
White Mediocrity

White Mediocrity v/s PoC Excellence: A Thinkpiece

From makeup to movies to even lingerie brands with their skewered understanding of the word 'nude', the message is loud and clear. If you, God forbid, possess more melanin than some, then you're going to have a tough time, and there is nothing you can do about it at all.

Deconstructing Privilege: Equality, Equity & Justice

More often than not, when we are at a privileged position in the society with respect to a particular section or group, we fail to acknowledge it as what it is: a privilege.

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The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

Pre-marital sex and the stigma around it influences women to undergo difficult surgeries like hymenoplasty so as to confirm to societal norms of virginity.
New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

Marathi cinema presently shows modern heroines with empowered ideals, but they somehow fail to break free from patriarchal shackles and understand the oppression of societal norms that they have internalised.
Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina Kaif shut down Ranbir Kapoor’s mansplaining at a recent interview for Jagga Jasoos to VJ Xerxes Wadia of MTV Insider.