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Editorial: Intersectionality and Sexuality

Intersectionality, put simply means that our location on different dimensions such as those of gender identity, caste, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, to name just a few, weaves an intricate criss-crossing that determines our privileges and marginalisations. Shweta Krishnan, in an examination of desire and caste, shows how this criss-crossing is not between mutually exclusive…

The Space to Be

Every year since I was 20, I’ve been visiting an entirely new place on my birthday as a way of simultaneously celebrating an internal process of self-exploration. In November 2020, I turned 28 in a Vipassanna centre during an 11-day sojourn at the Mastery of the Mind and Wisdom course through meditative techniques which at…

सेक्शुऐलिटी एजुकेटर के मन की बातें   

“दीदी, एक बात पूछूँ आपसे? टॉप सीक्रेट है!” “श्योर, पूछो ना”, कहते हुए मैंने भी सर तो हिला दिया, पर समझ नहीं पा रही थी कि वो आगे क्या पूछेगी।  “मेरे मन में एक लड़के के लिए फीलिंग्स हैं, उसनें मुझसे पूछा तो मैंने हाँ कर दिया। पर अब मुझे लग रहा है मैंने बहुत…

#MeToo India: The limits of analysis

This article was originally published here. 6th July 2021 Nayantara Ranganathan Nayantara is a researcher and lawyer working on the politics and culture of technologies. In this paper, we study tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, towards understanding the #metoo phenomenon as it has unfolded/unfolds in India. This study by Nayantara Ranganathan (researcher and lawyer working…

The Gaysi Guide To Understanding Privilege

This article was originally published here. This article aims to be for everyone and thus not something someone can dismiss because they already “covered it” in their graduation women studies’ course. What does being an intersectional feminist entail? We shall not go into the theoretical constructs of the term although we shall always be grateful…

Towards A Dalit Feminist Standpoint – The Emancipatory Project For All Womxn

This article was originally published here. An elementary reading of feminist literature and politics in India reveals that Savitribai Phule was the first female teacher and social reformer to implement ‘intersectionality‘ in its most practical sense. She opened the gates of secular education to women belonging to all caste and class strata of the Indian…

Desire: An Intersectional Perspective

“As a tool of social control, women have been encouraged to recognize only one area of human difference as legitimate, those differences which exist between women and men… But our future of survival is predicated upon our ability to relate within equality. As women, we must root out internalized patterns of oppression within ourselves if…
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