Monday, February 24, 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?
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 Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

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Today is Mother's Day, and woe betide you if you don't buy some absurdly expensive gift for her.

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

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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)...

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...

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

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

Making Up Your Mind About Make-Up And Feminism

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What does feminism say about make-up?

I Am An Anti-National And So Are You

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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

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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.

Fight Misogyny, Don’t Feed It: In Response to Shenaz Treasurywala’s ‘Open Letter’

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Dear Shenaz, You addressed your open letter to national politicians, Bollywood superstars, and cricketer-member-of-parliament – I am none of these things. But I feel strongly...

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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.