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.
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).
AskMen India

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.
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.
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?
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?
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'.
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?
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.

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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.