“On the barricades” — s02e47
Vaishnavi Sundar is an Indian feminist and filmmaker. She joins this episode of On the Barricades to explore the faces of feminism in India. When they talk about India, people instinctively think of poverty, castes, and rape. But this is a very narrow perspective. India has vivid activist and socialist movements. It is a massive country with extremely diverse cultural, economic, and political backgrounds. A feminist I discovered recently is Vaishnavi Sundar. According to what she says, she is not a liberal feminist, even though she used to be one. Instead, she has become a “gender-critical feminist.” I would like to present her views to you in an attempt to at least scratch the surface of what we call feminism in India.
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Maria Cernat is a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences (FJSC) (2001) and the Faculty of Philosophy (2004) at the University of Bucharest. She obtained an MA from FJSC in 2002 and in 2008 she got her PhD in Philosophy. She is currently a PhD Lecturer in the Department for Communication and Public Relations at Titu Maiorescu University and at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, SNSPA. Since 2011 she has published articles on Romanian websites for political debates (CriticAtac, Cealaltă Agendă, România Curată, Gazeta de Artă Politică, etc.).