Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Feminist News Wrap – Trupti Shah, Honour Killing & Nirbhaya Fund “Lip Service”

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In Kolar district of Karnataka, in another case of “honour killing”, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her father for being in love with a boy from a “lower” caste, and other such feminist news from last week.
Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

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A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
section 144

What Is Section 144 And Why We Should Still Resist Against CAA

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Section 144 is a piece of colonial-era legislation that was primarily used by the British to curb dissent, quite similar to how it is used by the Indian government today.
Maybe It's Time The Supreme Court Also Stood Up For The Marginalised

Maybe It’s Time The Supreme Court Also Stood Up For The Marginalised

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It is likely that the activists may never be convicted but the process of proving their innocence can take years, no thanks to the Supreme Court.
The Assam Registry And India's Pursuit Of The Hindu Rashtra

The Assam Registry And India’s Pursuit Of The Hindu Rashtra

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The Assam Registry is touted by some as a much-needed count of the refugees in the country, but is poorly veiled symbol of India's xenophobia. 
Turmoil In Nagaland Over 33% Reservation For Women In Local Bodies

Turmoil In Nagaland Over 33% Reservation For Women In Local Bodies

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The tribal representative bodies in Nagaland are protesting the State's decision to have 33% reservation of seats for women in local bodies.
Yo Indian Cricketers, What's In A Mother's Name?

Yo Indian Cricketers, What’s In A Mother’s Name?

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Recently the Indian cricket team played an international match in which the players wore special jerseys with their mothers' names emblazoned on them. The gesture was variously described as "emotive" "never before" and "being used to power social change". For wearing their mothers' names THE ONE TIME.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee: Making Mistakes, Crafting Apologies, Yet Again!

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ut keeping Sabyasachi Mukherjee's image in mind, as arguably the most beloved couturiers of India, and his trendsetting power among his peers, it becomes crucial to talk about these 'harmless' blunders, because these are the exact things which are creating the image of his brand, which is in-turn feeding into the notion of an "Ideal Indian Woman".
Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

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It is clearly visible that even if any programme is aimed at Dalit women, its approach and reach is unclear, simply because it is incorporated under initiatives meant for all Dalits or for all women. There exists a serious lack of understanding that women bearing the brunt of caste and patriarchy are a distinct category that requires specific structural interventions to set right the history of oppression that continues to push back any efforts to move ahead.
The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

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The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.