Thursday, November 14, 2019

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.

Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

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.

Cultural Appropriation: What Is It And Why Is It Problematic?

Cultural appropriation is when dominant communities use traditions & cultural artefacts of marginalized communities without permission.
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?
मायने दमन और विशेषाधिकार के | Feminism In India

मायने दमन और विशेषाधिकार के

विशेषाधिकार को स्वीकार करना एक असहज प्रक्रिया है| हो सकता है आप अपने आपको दोषी महसूस करें या फिर अपनी रक्षा के लिए ज़रूरी समझे|
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.