GenderAugust 17, 2018

Nine things we learned from Kamla Bhasin

Invaluable lessons on topics ranging from social movements, to feminism, to Bollywood lyrics.
2019-03-20 00:00:00 India Development Review Nine things we learned from Kamla Bhasin
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Not long ago, we had a chance to interview development feminist activist, poet, author, and social scientist, Kamla Bhasin—and while it was every bit as insightful and inspiring as we had imagined, it was also a lot of fun.

We’ve never seen someone break down activism, feminism, and patriarchy in a way that is both serious and funny at the same time. Here are some of our favourite snippets from the conversation.

1.  On listening to the communities you work with | 1 min

 

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2. On the importance of being a part of the larger movement | 30 secs

 

3. On feminism | 1.5 mins

 

4. On why popular notions of beauty don’t help anyone | 45 secs

 

5. On Bollywood lyrics | 1 min

 

6. On gender as perspective, not a subject | 45 secs

 

7. On the T.I.N.A. syndrome | 1 min

 

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8. On starting to create change in our homes | 1 min

 

9. On dismantling the patriarchy | 30 secs

If you’d like to know more about our conversation, you can read it here.

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