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Lend a hand to @jack & his sidekicks in their mission to #SmashBrahmanicalPatriarchy. I urge you to share your experiences by narrating the privileges of being a brahmin in today's India. We brahmins must expose our tyrannical history ourselves. #speakupbrahmins
Whether it is the fake stories of exodus or the alleged taking away of temple funds or false murder/loot in the aftermath of political events like Gandhi's assassination or their state sponsored opulence, Brahmins have been unduly rewarded in modern India.
I have been a Brahmanical tyrant all my life and was one even before I was born. My paternal grandfather was a rich businessman who lost all his wealth in 1947 as he unleashed Brahminical tyranny, also called partition, upon himself in which he lost all his assets in Pak.
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Yes #SmashBrahmanicalPatriarchy and every other kind of patriarchy, misogyny & #sexism regardless of the caste, class, race or religion that habits it. And they all do. But this poster #JackDorsey held was interesting for a number of reasons which I will discuss in this thread.
2/ Firstly, the picture on this poster of a #Dalit woman, reinforces upper-caste, discriminatory, caste stereotypes that holds that the lower caste are dark skinned with Afroid hair & facial features. We all know this untrue. There is no way you can identify caste by color!
3/ In fact it is this kind of stereotype about what Dalit women look like and do, which Jack's poster reinforces, that Dalit women in India have been fighting. #jackinindia
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Brahmins in Tamil Nadu are routinely vilified, abused, assaulted, their sacred threads cut, but yeah Smash Brahminism is not the same as attacking Brahmins, tell me something else.
I guess we need to have a thread on what Brahmins face in TN, with personal experiences.
After Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, Chitpavan Brahmins in Maharashtra were targeted by Congress led mobs, since Godse was one. Homes of RSS, Hindu Mahasabha leaders were attacked, including Veer Savarkar's in Ratnagiri. Yeah Smash Brahminism is not the same.
Of course no better example of #SmashBrahminism than what happened to the Kashmiri Pandits there. But of course as per Libbies should not equate the two.
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