Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Subaltern Speaks: Marginalised Communities Will Frame Their Narratives

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?
A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother's Day, and woe betide you if you don't buy some absurdly expensive gift for her.
How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

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

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

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

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.

Analysing Barkha Dutt’s Defensive Comments About India’s Rape Culture

I happen to come across a viral video that has Barkha Dutt (NDTV reporter), Leslee Udwin (filmmaker, India's Daughter) and Norah O Connell (CBS)...

Making Up Your Mind About Make-Up And Feminism

What does feminism say about make-up?

I Am An Anti-National And So Are You

To voice dissent towards the established status quo is anti-national. If you aren’t toeing the party line that claims everything is perfect, then you are anti-national. You are definitely anti-national if you criticize those who allow caste discrimination, gender discrimination, Islamophobia, homophobia and so much more atrocities to exist in plain sight.

“Marital Rape Is NOT A Crime In India Because Marriage Is Sacred.” – GOI

The concept of marital rapes cannot be applied in India where marriage is 'sacred', govt said, adding there is no proposal to make it a criminal offence.

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

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...

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Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

If you want to see what that looks like on screen, you should watch Section 375, a courtroom thriller about sexual assault in the #MeToo era, a film that supposedly presents a “balanced” perspective, but ultimately sides with the accused.
What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
St. Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

St Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

Recently, there has been a recorded incident about how the principal of St Francis College, Hyderabad, where girls have been asked to come to college only wearing kurtis “below” their knees in length.