LGBT

#IndiaUnites for #GenderRights

Withdraw the Transgender Bill, 2018 The Government of India’s Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 which was passed  on 17th December 2018 in the Lok Sabha should be more appropriately retitled the Transgender Persons (Violation of Rights) Bill, since it violates more rights than it protects. The version of the Bill passed upholds criminalization […]

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Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government
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Women's rights

The difference between team selection and handouts

It is sad that this explanation is necessary, but with AAP vounteers cannibalizing the credibility of their own women leaders to somehow prove them not required in the cabinet, this post becomes necessary. To a bunch of people conditioned to respond to any issue of identity with assumptions of special favors and handouts, it may […]

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LGBT rights and Womanifesto and Bubblegum Feminists

My rift with what passes off for the voice of Indian feminists in public space grows. This time, over reckless grandstanding with LGBT rights. It has come to my attention that India’s feminists have made LGBT rights an election issue. It is unclear how many of these feminists belong to the LGBT community (I don’t […]

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Eunuchs, transgenders, Hijras, Kotis…..

The transgendered community is a world of its own, intersecting with the “normal” in a garish parody of revulsion and macabre fascination that leaves no room for them to be anything other than objects to project society’s prejudices on.

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