Their “F-word” category, for instance, puts the spotlight on the word “feminism” and peels it off layer by layer to educate the readers on what it actually is and what it stands for. Some of the recent articles under the category sharply tackle real-life issues, such as whether you can still be a feminist when you hate your mother, whether men’s oppression can be measured the same weight as women’s oppression, whether the arts should be separated from creators who are sexual predators and more.
One of the most compelling pieces intersecting feminism, caste, and religion talks about ironies in a nation where a cow is more well-protected than women, despite the fact that according to their belief, cow symbolizes motherhood and femininity. The article points at mob lynching, murder, and rape cases targeting Muslim women who were “suspected” of eating cow meat. It also covers political issues in a country where cow vigilante attacks mark the rise of Hindu-nationalists.
Another gripping piece tackles a discriminative law that bans women in their menstrual ages (age 10 to 50) from entering and praying at Sabarimala temple—one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in India. The law is deemed unconstitutional, as it discriminates a group of citizens, and many women have protested against this ban. The struggle continues as lawmakers lean towards the myths, traditions, and Orthodox Hindu texts that rule that women in menstruating years are impure and distracting.
Some of the struggles being talked about in the online platform are relatable to the situation in Indonesia, so check them out and follow their Twitter handle for recent updates.
Find out here how religious minority victims of persecution in Indonesia are denied their basic rights.
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