Saturday, March 28, 2020

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.

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Unpeeling The Onion: Using Your Privilege To Empower

Unpeeling The Onion: Using Your Privilege To Empower

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The more privileged one is, the more access they have – to resources in general, but also the capacity they hold in society to do something.
The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

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Whereas the concept of gendering of leisure raises the questions on the politics of labour within the institution of family. This has been highly understudied by the academia.
How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

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Across 23 IITs, including new and old, only 9 per cent of the current faculty are SCs, STs or OBCs together. Of the 23 IITs, 15 — including the IITs at Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur — have no ST faculty at all
Dear Priviledged Liberals, Do Not Appropriate But Ally Against CAA

Dear Privileged Liberals, Do Not Appropriate But Ally Against CAA

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North-East will suffer again once CAA gets implemented. They saw the first casualties, internet shutdowns, assaults on protesters and arrest.
Why Being Apolitical Can No Longer Just Be A 'Choice'

Why Being Apolitical Can No Longer Just Be A ‘Choice’

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So, if you’re neutral towards government action, you’d be classified as apolitical. But, we live in a democracy where our civic and social rights are ensured by an elected government, so how does “having no political bias” work?
Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

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It is here people! Brace yourself! The first ever Straight pride parade to celebrate Cargo shorts, beers, Tom Brady and heterosexual men and women who adore white supremacy.
Justice Doesn’t Take Shelter Behind Opacity: How A Gag Order In The CJI Case Would Be Undemocratic in Spirit

Justice Doesn’t Take Shelter Behind Opacity: Why A Gag Order In Ranjan Gogoi’s Case...

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On April 19, 2019, CJI Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former junior assistant, in an affidavit submitted to 22 Supreme Court judges. In response to this, a three-judge bench, comprising of the CJI himself, heard the facts of the case, but without the aggrieved woman’s presence.
The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

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The Hindu Lit for Life gave platforms to people belonging to a privileged class to direct the narratives of oppressed people multiple times.
How To Be A Good Gay And Celebrate The End Of Section 377

How To Be A Good Gay And Celebrate The End Of Section 377

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The Supreme Court ending Section 377 does hide the fact that a lot of different sections of India are still being discriminated against.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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