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Intersectionality

The Legality of Sex Work in India

Scintillating glass bangles and curvy traces, red pouts and hair adorned with jasmine; lascivious manoeuvres of hemlines too short: illegal by night, ostracised by day. This is a plausible melange of the imagery that term sex worker arouses. Gratifying the hushed desire of millions, a ‘vice’ that is most pronounced in the night and silenced out of existence in the day. An outcast community, with needs and desires as mainstream as us, these...

One Future Inspire I Kaanchana Suppayah: Children of Our Future

One Future Inspire is a series of interviews with young people across countries, borders, spectrums of work and being. These people share a common quality -- they inspire us. Our aim is to bring their work to the fore with the hope that it might ignite a spark in someone, somewhere. We begin our series of interviews with Kaanchana Suppayah, an intersectional feminist, currently leading a team at work with child survivors of domestic...

Online Safety Summit 2018 by SheThePeople.TV I Ideas for a Safer Internet

She The People TV organised its second edition of the Online Safety Summit on 28th August, in Delhi, at the India Habitat Centre. It sets out a clear agenda, “The #SafetySummit is a collective conversation on current issues that can help us understand our ever changing digital environment. It is an effort, that will build on challenges, solutions, shared issues to reflect on the future that’s ahead of us.” Increasingly more and more...

What is Intersectionality?

A male student at a university. Blind. Age 35. He finds himself a victim of three kinds of intersectional discrimination. The factors of ageism and disability along with societal gender expectations (the notion that men should be overtly masculine, and hence not dependent on others)— more often than not — tend to work together against this individual. The reasons for intersectional instances are varied in different places and they reflect the bias and demarcation...

The Origin of Patriarchy

It’s time we disengage and shift our mindsets. Think patriarchy and the first thought in any mind would pivot around its impact on women — whether in peacetime or in conflict. Society is divided according to gender, among other factors.[1] The concerted assertion of male domination eventually went on to create a social system, namely, patriarchy. In a patriarchal system, the males hold primary power, laying their dominance in all spheres — political leadership, economic...

What Power Do Your Words Hold?

The way you say it, matters. “Weirdo.” “Retard.” “Loser.” I heard it all the time: whether while walking down the hallways, or sitting inside class, skimming through a textbook, while eating a snack, or even while just sitting quietly while waiting for a ride to get back home. This is just the tip of the iceberg: the huge, glacial edifice of hostility and astute hatred ran far deeper, all through High School and College. It didn’t matter...

The Need for Inclusivity in Gender and Education

Whether it is in our verbiage or in our actions, we continue to perpetuate gender stereotypes. Science has no idea what causes gender. It can explain sex. It can explain sexual orientation. It can even explain romantic orientation. And yet, gender is a fact of life. Being an element or aspect or attribute of one’s identity, in a day and age where the personal is invariably the political, there appears much of a challenge...

How We Can Create an Enabling Environment for Youth Action on the SDGs

We are in the Anthropocene. The world’s geological age puts us in the heart of what’s called the “Anthropocene”, an era where human activity has been the dominant influence on the climate and the environment. In all of its history, the world is youngest at this moment in terms of its population with the youth alone accounting for 18% of the world’s population. The number of youth between the ages of 15 and 24...

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