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The problem with Farhan Akhtar’s MARD campaign #Vaw

  Ashley Tellis, in sify.com Ever since December 16, 2012, the public sphere, at least in Delhi, has been flooded with articulations of ‘feminist’ outrage.Feminist is in scare quotes because for many of us, it became quickly clear that even… Continue Reading →

#India – Religion, Feminist Politics And Muslim Women’s Rights

Zoya Hasan The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the strongest advocate of a uniform civil code while Muslim conservatives are among its strongest opponents. In these excerpts from the just released Women and Law – Critical Feminist Perspectives, edited by Kalpana Kannabiran… Continue Reading →

Patriarchal politics lives on in 2014

Smruti Koppikar, Hindustan Times May 07, 2014#   The election campaigns of mainstream and alternative political parties in the general election, in Mumbai and rest of the country, have shown us the mirror: politics continues to remain a deeply classist… Continue Reading →

#Womensday – India – Enough, Womaniya #Vaw

  Vani Subramanian It’s that time of the year again. Those 31 days during which we, the 49%, have a chance to be seen and heard in ways somewhat different than the other 334 days. That brief window when we… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Google’s Doodles: Oodles of Men #Gender #Feminism

  By Jane Spencer SPARK Movement What do Mahatma Gandhi, Big Bird, Michael Jackson and existential Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard have in common? All four are in the elite club of public figures who’ve been honored with a GoogleGOOG -0.29% doodle, the quirky… Continue Reading →

Feminist Reflections on the Tragic Suicide of Khurshid Anwar

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN COLLECTIVELY WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES APPEAR AT THE END In the aftermath of the suicide of Khurshid Anwar, friend and comrade to many of us, on December, 18th 2013, there has been a concerted attack… Continue Reading →

Gloria Steinem- You can’t defeat caste, race or class without being a feminist #Sundayreading

By Bachi Karkaria, Mumbai Mirror | Feb 16, 2014, 12.00 AM IST Gloria Steinem with Bachi Karkaria at Jaipur Lit Fest 2014 Hot and cool (depending on which way you measure attitude) feminist icon Gloria Steinem discusses women, violence and the male ‘fix’… Continue Reading →

White Feminist Fatigue Syndrome- Reply to Nancy Fraser #mustread

by Brenna Bhandar & Denise Ferreira da Silva A reply to Nancy Fraser In her recent piece in Com­ment is Free, “How fem­in­ism became capitalism’s hand­maiden — and how to reclaim it” Nancy Fraser draws on her own work in polit­ical the­ory to argue… Continue Reading →

Feminism has not been co-opted by CAPITALISM #mustread

  Posted on October 15, 2013 by Martin Gak DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 – Sheryl Sandberg, one of the victims of male domination. The women who make her clothing in Bangladesh are her sisters. Nancy Fraser is a disgrace and the very strange and very public… Continue Reading →

How feminism was co-opted by Capitalism – and how to reclaim it #mustread

Nancy Fraser The Guardian, Monday 14 October 2013 A movement that started out as a critique of capitalist exploitation ended up contributing key ideas to its latest neoliberal phase ‘We should break the spurious link between our critique of the family… Continue Reading →

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