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.

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

The Supreme Court ending Section 377 does hide the fact that a lot of different sections of India are still being discriminated against.
Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.
Language Privilege In India Isn't As Straightforward As You Think

Language Privilege In India Isn’t As Straightforward As You Think

Language privilege is an often over-looked concept which in fact plays a crucial role in determining a person's position in our society.

The Internalized Misogyny And Casteism Of Growing Up In A Brahmin Household

Growing up in a conservative Telugu Brahmin household, I have constantly battled with myself, my family members, and my community for the problematic views that the community I belong to holds.

What’s With Our Obsession With Male Genitalia Representation?

 The ubiquity of male genitalia in art and religion is one such process by which male superiority is normalised.
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The #NotAllMen Video By AskMen India Is What Male Entitlement Looks Like

The #NotAllMen video by AskMen India coddles men and make them seem like they are not mature enough to understand the complexity of the situation.
To The Straight Gender Binary Men Using The #MeToo Handle

To The Straight Gender Binary Men Using The #MeToo Handle

Rape culture doesn’t affect cishet gender binary men in the same manner that it affects us (but it does affect them).
Invisible Privileges

The Invisible Privileges Of Looking Like A Cis Male

How do gender, identity and cis-passing privileges affect people's perceptions and navigation of the public space?
101 On Solidarity: What Does It Even Mean? | Feminism in India

101 On Solidarity: What Does It Even Mean?

With people using the word solidarity now more than usual, let's examine what the word means, and what is the goal of solidarity?
five things to say to a woman who thinks men have it tough too

5 Things To Tell A Woman Who Says “You Know, Men Have It Tough...

I've wondered how it'd feel to give a woman who fails to recognise male privilege and thinks men have it tough, a course in Patriarchy 101.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

Dalit Women Learn Differently: Experiences In Educational Institutions

The obvious concern here is the adverse representation of lower castes and tribes in higher educational institutions, despite the formulation of reservation laws that were implemented five decades back. And with such a scarce representation of SC/ST groups in general, it is quite obvious that the percentage of women from these minority groups is even worse.