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World Day of Social Justice

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Patriarchy and Power

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Patriarchy is about the social relations of power between men and women, women and women, men and men, and children. It is a system that seeks to maintain its status quo in terms of class, caste, gender, race and heterosexuality — and it relies on various forms of violence to maintain its power. The violence […]

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Uprooting Domination, Part two

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Uprooting Domination

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“Cultures of domination attack self-esteem, replacing it with a notion that we derive our sense of being from dominion over another.” — bell hooks, Feminism is For Everybody   I think about domination a lot. This is part and parcel of being a feminist, you just tend to do your daily chores, like washing your dishes, […]

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Misogyny is … Terrorism? : Part Four

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(DISCLAIMER: The purpose of these essays is not to provide solutions but to shed light on perspectives that go largely unnoticed and/or ignored. I encourage that you do not read to seek answers, but to understand the loop holes or gaps in arguments that try to legitimise violence against women, and to offer you reasonable […]

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Misogyny is Terrorism: Part Three

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(DISCLAIMER: The purpose of these essays is not to provide solutions but to shed light on perspectives that go largely unnoticed and/or ignored. I encourage that you do not read to seek answers, but to understand the loop holes or gaps in arguments that try to legitimise violence against women, and to offer you reasonable […]

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Misogyny is Terrorism: Part Two

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(DISCLAIMER: The purpose of these essays is not to provide solutions but to shed light on perspectives that go largely unnoticed and/or ignored. I encourage that you do not read to seek answers, but to understand the loop holes or gaps in arguments that try to legitimise violence against women, and to offer you reasonable […]

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Misogyny is Terrorism: Part One

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In my daily and personal life, I do not typically use the phrase “violence” when talking about the sexual and domestic violence that follows women. I call it “terrorism”.   A layman’s definition of terrorism is the use of violence to intimidate and incite terror to further political aims or agendas. But most would not […]

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Violence Against Dalit Women is a Caste Issue

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On September 14th, a woman belonging to the Dalit Valmiki caste was raped by four upper caste Thakur men. Not only did the victim succumb to her injuries, on September 29th, the Uttar Pradesh police cremated her body without her parent’s consent after barricading the family inside of their home.   People are angry. The […]

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Generational Divides – Evolving Past Our Heroes.

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Thinking is exhausting.

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Communication Skills : Difficult Conversations

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How does one broach a conversation that is difficult? It is honestly hard to say, with full accuracy, how one can begin a conversation that is difficult and will not end in hostile conflict. But there are things we can consider when approaching a topic that is sensitive and difficult.   But before we get […]

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Happiness – For Sale?

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“ … looked on the bright side, got keratitis.” —wonderful life by Bring Me The Horizon   Let’s talk about the Happiness Industrial Complex — it’s the industry that is really focused on making people happy, inside and out.   Unfortunately, it is killing us.   The Happiness Industry is massive business — we are […]

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