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Tag: Third-wave feminism

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 …

Ansh Aggarwal and unavoidable questions

Ansh Aggarwal got beaten to death by a mob of college students. This much we know for certain. Other details emerge. Some news stories speaking of it as a love triangle, others saying that it was over abusive messages sent to a girl on Facebook (without making clear who sent them), Ansh’s family saying that …

Slutwalks and the state

The Mumbai Slutwalk had died when the police required us to provide an undertaking on the letterhead of an NGO with details of the walk. We could have falsified it, but the fact is that it was purely a citizen’s initiative, and there was no NGO involved enough for us to feel justified in representing …

Learning from Delhi’s slutwalk

Some points to learn from while organizing Mumbai’s Maal Chaal. This post is more of a to-do list for me, not really an article. Feel free to read, follow or contribute or use the list to help you act. Stuff will keep getting added, removed. Remain open and available. Coordinate with main people so that …

On social messages and slutwalks

Update: Better coverage of Delhi’s Slutwalk in San Francisco Chronicle. The messages are far more effectively conveyed true to the idea, so that the disparity in dress is not garish. Responsible, real. Good job! If this were being showed to India instead of the crap, we could have called this a really awesome event. However, …