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Rita Banerji ✍ ⚖ @Rita_Banerji
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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
4/ So who made this poster on #SmashBrahminicalPatriarchy that reinforces Dalit women's stereotypes and gave it to poor Jack to hold up? There's a website there - clearly claiming copyright for it. It's a US based & funded "South Asian" (not Dalit) org.
5/ What I find most interesting about this American org - Equality Labs, that created the #SmashBrahminicalPatriarchy poster, is that it says its aim is to abolish Dalit oppression but its membership (see above) includes all religions EXCEPT Hindus. This is strange because...
6/ ... caste bias & discrimination is deeply entrenched in the Sikh, Christian & Muslim communities in India. So even though conversions happened centuries ago, the communities did not relinquish caste & discriminate against #Dalits among themselves! Among Sikhs it's just awful!
7/ So coming back to the US org Equality Lab that made the poster for #JackDorsey, do they intend to fight #Dalit women's oppression only by Brahmins but not by other castes or religious groups like the Muslims, Sikhs and Christians? Why does it include every religion but Hindus?
8/ #Jisha's brutal rape, torture and murder did not outrage India's twitter feminists. Most elite #Dalit women did not even tweet abt it. Because the attackers were Muslim? This is why #SmashBrahminicalPatriarchy is problematic for #womensrights in India.…
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