In this podcast your hosts Nishtha and Pragya will be talking, debating, discussing and dissecting the important concept of intersectionality, how it plays into different spheres of our lives, and also how feminism isn't really feminism without intersectionality. Tune in, as we talk to experts and guests about concepts, lived experiences and varied stories!
S01E12: Trans rights movement and allyship. Ft. Jamal Siddiqui
From conversations about our health, to the strict rules that govern every aspect of our lives - our policies, language and ideals are increasingly cis heteronormative in this world. One often, even within the ambit of feminism forgets to take into account the trans rights movement.
Joining our hosts in this episode of Intersectional Feminism Desi Style is Jamal Siddiqui, a trans man, and co-founder of Transmen Collective, who speaks about his experience of navigating cis spaces, the intersectionalities within the trans rights movement and the various things one must keep in mind to be a better trans ally.
S01E11: What is Modern Love? Ft. Samar Halarnkar
Love flows and love ebbs, so to try to put love within the shackles and boundaries of caste, faith, gender and sexuality is a mute point. However several agencies in our life be it family, friends or even the State are now trying to paint a different picture of love. One that's riddled by binaries of our own creation. But that doesn't always have to be the case and many rebel against this notion of love.
In this episode of Intersectional Feminism—Desi Style!, joining our hosts Nishtha and Pragya is Samar Halarnkar, the co-founder of India Love Project. Tune in to listen about love, politics and all that falls in between!
S01E10: How is Feminism Political? Ft. Team FII
As feminists, the one thing we are exhausted of everyone telling us is that Feminism should be centred around 'women issues' and has no business speaking about national politics - but what people often forget is that the history of feminist struggles has always been political, be it black feminists who were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in the US or the Dalit feminist movement in India or Shaheen Bagh’s Muslim women protestors or even the women farmers who have been resisting the recent farm bills - the fight for equal rights and gender justice cannot be divorced from its socio-political contexts.
Joining our hosts in this episode of Intersectional Feminism—Desi Style! is team FII! Tune in to hear how they bust the myth that feminism is not political!
S01E09: Are we talking about our sexual health enough? Ft. Dr. Tanaya Narendra aka Dr. Cuterus!
That conversations around sexual and reproductive health in our country are not nearly common enough is a fact no one can deny. We’ve all probably skipped the famous chapter of ‘reproduction’ in our biology textbooks, and been given maybe one workshop on puberty and periods. Conversations around safe sex, consent and sex positivity? Forget about it! But in a country with a population like ours - talking about sex is probably the need of the hour!
Tune into this episode where our hosts Nishtha and Pragya are joined by the internet’s favourite doctor, Dr. Tanaya Narendra a.k.a Dr. Cuterus as they talk about health, sex, bodies, patriarchy and much much more!
S01E08: How does gender impact the news we consume? Ft Japleen Pasricha
At a time when Indian media is dominated by very angry male anchors all screaming about one perspective, one often wonders - is the media able to properly capture the various narratives of a story in our country? Or are we only consuming news and media from the male gaze?
Joining our hosts Pragya and Nishtha in this episode of Intersectional Feminism - Desi Style is FII Founder & CEO Japleen Pasricha. Tune in to hear about how the rise of digital media is giving more space to marginalised stories, how the media is failing in it's reportage of Gender Based Violence, why we're in dire need of feminist media - and much more!
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S01E07: Where do men fit in the Feminist movement? Ft. Manak Matiyani
As feminists, one refrain we constantly hear is that 'Feminism is only about women'. Today - we debunk that. Patriarchy is a system that has a tight grip over everyone, all genders and all sexualities. What is needed to fight this is feminism - so doesn't that make feminism about everyone?
Joining our hosts Pragya and Nishtha in this episode of Intersectional Feminism—Desi Style! is Manak Matiyani, the executive director of The YP Foundation. Tune into listen to their conversation about how patriarchy affects men, toxic masculinity, being better allies in the feminist movement and much more!