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.

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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Fuchcha Feminism: 4 Ways To Kickstart College Life The Feminist Way

Your first month of college is an exciting time – let prejudice not be a part of it. Here's 4-step guide to prevent ignorance & bigotry!

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Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.