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Activists Charged With Sedition as Indian Students Protest For the Right to Dissent

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

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Quick Hit: Companies Should Try Actually Supporting Impoverished Women

This week on The Ladies’ Finger — a feminist website you guys should absolutely follow — Sneha Rajaram takes down global consulting behemoth McKinsey on what it really means to support the financial lives of impoverished women in the Global South (India specifically).

This week on The Ladies’ Finger — a feminist website you guys should absolutely follow — Sneha Rajaram takes down global consulting behemoth McKinsey on what it really means to support the financial lives of impoverished women in ...

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Three times Indian Dalit and American POC movements were awesome together

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation of marginalized people’s creative labor.

Last November, a group of American and Indian student activists took to the streets in front of the American Embassy in Delhi, India to protest racial violence from Ferguson, Missouri to New York, New York. 

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation ...

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So you want to be a transnational feminist

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I were sitting on the university campus drinking tea in the last strands of afternoon. 

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I ...

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Quick Hit: Indian Feminists Respond to Porn Ban

Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these two categories are not mutually exclusive)?
Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these ...

New Indian ad turns the spotlight on leering men

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the country, the ad shows men leering at women in the street. The lyrics of the song say in Hindi, “Look how you look when you’re looking at me.” And as the men gradually realize when forced to look at their own gazes in the mirror,  the answer is: really effing creepy. 

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the ...

India criminalizes gay sex, again

 

In a shocking decision, India’s supreme court overturned a ruling from a lower court that decriminalized “homosexual acts.” This ruling reenacts sodomy laws that make it a crime for consenting adults to engage in “intercourse against the order of nature.” My interpretation of this is: no sex that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration with a penis. Obviously this is extremely heteronormative; and according to NPR, the law–Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which isn’t often used for prosecution–is often used to target and harass LGBTQ people. Breaking this law is punishable by 10 years in prison.

 

In a shocking decision, India’s supreme court overturned a ruling from a lower court that decriminalized “homosexual acts.” This ruling reenacts sodomy laws that make it a crime for consenting adults ...

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