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.

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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!
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'.
Understanding My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

Reflecting On My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

My love for sustainable ideas is at loggerheads with violations of women’s rights, and I hope that advocates for both launch a new revolution.
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).
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?
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.
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?
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.
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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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
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.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj