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I’ve realized why this #Metoo movement in India has been making me gently uncomfortable, rather than feel reassured.

It’s natural survival instinct of a lifetime.

You see a lot of Savarna women get angry, you quickly duck and run... because guess who’s about to get hurt?
#DalitWomen have always paid for Savarna women’s anger. Don’t like that Dalit girl who gets better grades than you? Sabotage her.

#Dalitwomen have always paid for Savarna women’s safety. Need to keep that predator’s grubby hands off you? Throw the Dalit girl at him.
I see all the Savarna women rise up in anger, protect each other’s boundaries and exclude us #Dalitwomen from that solidarity, erase the earlier movement a Dalit woman singlehandedly created and got burned for.

And my mind automatically goes: “Nice! More predators for us, then!”
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Who is paying the price for #intercaste marriages in India? And why is this being touted as an anti-caste strategy? Questions and Thoughts.
Disclaimer: Twitter is obviously not a great place for nuance, but I'm going to try.
Also note that I'm not against #intercaste marriages. Ideally, we should all get married to whomever we please as long as they are an adult and are consenting. If you conclude that I'm casteist or pro-endogamy from any of my tweets, it's on you.
Let's first understand that not all intercaste marriages are problematic to India's casteist society. Many #intercaste savarna couples lead happy lives while telling the world how progressive their families are. Their weddings are pretty fun too...
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