Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Subaltern Speaks: Marginalised Communities Will Frame Their Narratives

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When Savarna journalists, writers and academics study, report, document, analyse and hold forth on topics concerning the marginalised it benefits them and their peers the most. Wouldn't the best scenario be to let marginalised groups talk for themselves, frame the narratives, decide the pace and take it forward as they want? After all, don't they know what is best for them? Wouldn't it be good if privileged people curb their saviour complex a little, however well meaning it might be?

India’s Daughter: The Cacophony Of Viewpoints

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With Women’s Day around the corner, the brands are losing their campaign space on the internet to the debate about the documentary India’s Daughter....
How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

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Should segregated spaces like women's-only liquor shop be celebrated?

A game of target naming: On Deepika, Shweta & Suzette

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Let's play a game! That game would be victim-blaming, female shaming, target naming, scapegoat framing. All of them sides of the same multi-dimensional terrestrial...

Swachh Bharat, but for whom ?

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Hindus, who compromise the majority of our country, are a weird people. One of the underlying tenets of Hinduism is the concept of purity. The...
Rina and Rita

Rina and Rita – The Story of Two Indias And The Iron Cage Of...

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Rina and Rita are of the same age and are citizens of the same country but their rights and freedoms couldn’t be more different.

Ray Rice and the Inescapable Machismo of American Sports Culture

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  Ever since video footage of American football player Ray Rice brutally assaulting his fiancé in an elevator was leaked, America has been involved in...

Ms. Maneka Gandhi – Raising a Child Is Not A Mother’s Job Alone!

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A few days ago, the Facebook page of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, posted this particular news article. While at the face...

An open letter to the Founder of IITIIMshaadi.com

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IITIIMshaadi, a matrimonial website for men to search women from a relatively reputed institute to ensure patriarchal balance stays intact.
Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

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The popular, mainstream Indian discourse upholds the twin ideas of the saintly mother and the myth of Bharat Mata- both of whom are the objects of not just affection but also worship.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.