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Putting on class to save my gender

Every time I go back home to Ahmedabad, I suddenly become conscious of my social class in a way I never do here in Paris. Every act, every movement suddenly becomes a path to negotiation of my place in the … Continue reading

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Men, Cows, and Sluts: Public Space in Ahmedabad

I am a woman. I happen to come from a middle class family and live in a rather middle class Hindu neighborhood in Ahmedabad. The Shiv Sena colony of apartments lies right opposite to my apartment. Ahmedabad is divided into … Continue reading

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Taking back my vagina, taking back my body!

I grew up in a Hindu family, in a society where a majority follows Hinduism. I must have been about nine when I observed the girls my age fasting for about a week sometime in July, where they would wake … Continue reading

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Educate a woman and you will educate a family?-Critique on the current feminist discourse in India

I decided when I was nine that I was not a feminist. I didn’t associate myself with the set of girls that shared my classroom in my single-sex convent back in India. I decided girl-hood or even woman-hood was never … Continue reading

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The game of women-oppression: the sad case of India and Lebanon

I live in a country where I am allowed to flash my skin as much as I want yet not be able to pass my nationality to my child if I did belong to this country, if I were Lebanese. … Continue reading

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