हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

दुर्गा वाहिनी की रजनी ठुकराल कहती हैं, कि गलत परम्पराएं डाल रही महिलाओं का बहिष्कार होना चाहिए। रजनी के मुताबिक, दीपिका पादुकोण ने, वोग के वीडियो में अपनी यौनिकता के बारे में बात करते हुए (जिसे केरसी खम्भाटा ने लिखा), एक गलत परम्परा की शुरुआत की है। महिलाओं के सशक्तिकरण और उनके चुनाव (choice) पर गंभीर बहस करना असम्भव है, जब दुर्गा वाहिनी इसी प्रकार … Continue reading हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

Our Choice, Our Privileges and Our Politics – Rukmini Sen

Rajini Thukral of Durga Vahini says women setting wrong trends should be declared outcast. According to Rajni Deepika Padukone has set a wrong standard by talking about her sexual choice (written by Kersi Khambatta,) in the Vogue Empower video. It is difficult to have a nuanced dialogue on Women empowerment and a Woman’s choices when Durga Vahini starts with another Khap Panchayat like statement. But then … Continue reading Our Choice, Our Privileges and Our Politics – Rukmini Sen

Sometimes I Say I’m Married, Sometimes I Pretend I’m Not

This summer, I went on two very different reporting trips. One was to Austin, Texas, where I mostly hung out with conservative, Christian, stay-at-home PTA moms. Seemingly the only thing I, a 30-year-old lefty feminist from New York City, had in common with these women was the fact that we were married. One casual mention of my husband and they “got” me. In their eyes, … Continue reading Sometimes I Say I’m Married, Sometimes I Pretend I’m Not

Judith Butler : Q & A with UBC Faculty

Published on Dec 20, 2012 Dr. Judith Butler has a follow-up discussion with UBC Faculty at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC after delivering the spring 2012 Wall Exchange lecture at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver on May 24, 2012. Watch highlights from the lecture here: Watch the full lecture here: The Wall Exchange is a community program created by the … Continue reading Judith Butler : Q & A with UBC Faculty