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Casteism
7 posts
Re-Reading Ambedkar’s Insistence on Inter-Caste Marriages
Opinion
Inter-caste marriages reinforce casteist principles in insidious ways when lower caste spouses are forced to curate their lifestyle, food habits, and demeanour to match those of the dominant caste culture.
Arranged Marriages Uphold the Same Tradition That Promoted Sati
Opinion
Caste endogamy is the defining feature of the hierarchical concept of caste and has stayed immutable through time immemorial. This perpetuation of caste supremacy via the concept of purity is primarily preserved today through the institution of marriage—especially arranged marriages.
4 min read
Can Indian Communists Really Even Dream of a Revolution?
Opinion
Organizing the working class without addressing the caste issue is a shrewd way of the privileged caste Communists to pave a way to maintain their grasp over power in the name of proletariats while the marginalized and underprivileged continue to languish in the prison of caste.
4 min read
What Can We Learn From The Social Media Outrage Over 'Madam Chief Minister'?
Social Media
When Richa Chadha, the leading actor of the film 'Madam Chief Minister' tweeted to reveal the poster of the film, it made many furious. But Chadha felt she was being targeted for no reason.
Dalit Voices (Episodes 1-15)
Video
Dalit Voices is a video series that seeks to keep the discussion of caste-based gender violence alive after the Hathras gang rape and murder of September 2020. We bring you Dalit womxn activists
Saying No To Death Penalty- A Feminist Primer
Comic
The clamour for the death penalty in the December 2012 case started early. While few people sought to avenge the act, the popular argument has been that the death penalty will deter gender-based violence.
How to be an anti-caste feminist when you have caste privilege (not an exhaustive list)
Casteism
Listen actively to Dalit feminists. Respond with feminist love & solidarity rather than with indifference, defensiveness or opposition. Acknowledge your caste privilege. Do not constantly centre only your own feelings, experiences or perspectives. Do not speak for Dalit feminists. D
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