Dalit Feminist Futures, Caste at Work, Writing a book | Convenor @gdwcampaign, Cofounder #dalithistorymonth, Advisor @smashboard_ | firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 8, 2018 • 22 tweets • 7 min read
As a Dalit woman, the last few days of India’s #MeToo have been both triggering and confusing. I’ve tried to follow it as much as I can and the more I do, I realise how important it is to have a conversation on value.
How are we (as women/non-men) valued in relationships, at work, inside our homes, and in our communities? And who are the ones determining this value? #MeToo
Sep 30, 2018 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
#Dalitwomen are most often victims/survivors of sexual abuse, including of those that are not always legally identified as crimes. And the law has failed us. Progressive communities haven’t responded adequately either. It has been a lonely battle and will continue to be so.
Stories of sexual abuse, especially those that name Dalit men, are therefore uniquely triggering for us. We stand by the survivors, like we all need to, unequivocally, because we are victims ourselves.
Sep 17, 2018 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
Who is paying the price for #intercaste marriages in India? And why is this being touted as an anti-caste strategy? Questions and Thoughts.
Disclaimer: Twitter is obviously not a great place for nuance, but I'm going to try.
Also note that I'm not against #intercaste marriages. Ideally, we should all get married to whomever we please as long as they are an adult and are consenting. If you conclude that I'm casteist or pro-endogamy from any of my tweets, it's on you.
Sep 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
"Yet, if the 'rewriting of Indian history' was lurching ahead on the Hindutva fringe of academia, mainstream science was steadily advancing in quite another direction." indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/c…
'cause some of you may not read this amazing story, I felt compelled to put this up. #Hindutva