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.

Amid COVID-19, India's Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

Amid Covid-19, India’s Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.
The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

The Gendering Of Leisure: Who Gets To Rest?

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Whereas the concept of gendering of leisure raises the questions on the politics of labour within the institution of family. This has been highly understudied by the academia.
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What Brock Turner’s 3-Months Sentence Tells Us About White Male Entitlement

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What is white male entitlement? If Brock Turner was black, he wouldn't be let off in 3-months because of 'good behaviour' for raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman.
Why Being Apolitical Can No Longer Just Be A 'Choice'

Why Being Apolitical Can No Longer Just Be A ‘Choice’

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So, if you’re neutral towards government action, you’d be classified as apolitical. But, we live in a democracy where our civic and social rights are ensured by an elected government, so how does “having no political bias” work?
The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

The Hindu Lit For Life 2019: A Dearth Of Inclusivity And Representation

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The Hindu Lit for Life gave platforms to people belonging to a privileged class to direct the narratives of oppressed people multiple times.

Deconstructing Privilege: Equality, Equity & Justice

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More often than not, when we are at a privileged position in the society with respect to a particular section or group, we fail to acknowledge it as what it is: a privilege.
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

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The Supreme Court ending Section 377 does hide the fact that a lot of different sections of India are still being discriminated against.
मायने दमन और विशेषाधिकार के | Feminism In India

मायने दमन और विशेषाधिकार के

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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|
Understanding My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

Reflecting On My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

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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.
How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

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Across 23 IITs, including new and old, only 9 per cent of the current faculty are SCs, STs or OBCs together. Of the 23 IITs, 15 — including the IITs at Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur — have no ST faculty at all

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.