THE INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DALIT IDENTITY

@pinthecreep, on the occasion of Ambedkar jayanthi hosted an insightful discussion of the "INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DALIT IDENTITY". It was a healthy chat that lead to clarity of various ideas related to the connection between caste bias and sexual harassment.

  1. Hi everyone, Happy #AmbedkarJayanti Welcome to today's chat on "Intersectionality between sexual harassment and #Dalit identity" https://t.co/6DjF8n5Zhi
    Hi everyone, Happy #AmbedkarJayanti Welcome to today's chat on "Intersectionality between sexual harassment and #Dalit identity" pic.twitter.com/6DjF8n5Zhi
  2. Dear friends, this is @DalitRights please send in your responses & thoughts on the below question #ambedkarjayanti https://t.co/CEbnx4J3QP
    Dear friends, this is @DalitRights please send in your responses & thoughts on the below question #ambedkarjayanti pic.twitter.com/CEbnx4J3QP
  3. A1:More vulnerable the situation is,women face more challenges&equality of dalit women is imp to ensure equal rights #safecity @pinthecreep  https://twitter.com/pinthecreep/status/852910099714547714 
  4. @pinthecreep @anupamaskapoor @Pri_Borpujari @NamrataSadhvani @MKBKSH_ @jasuja A2 In small communities esp rural areas I wud guess caste of a person is known and easier to discriminate & restrict access to public spaces
  5. @pinthecreep @anupamaskapoor @Pri_Borpujari @NamrataSadhvani @MKBKSH_ @jasuja A2 Do you think today in urban areas people still recognise caste? I would like to hear of experiences because honestly I don't know much.
  6. @pinthecreep A2. People of lower castes are looked down upon and treated without dignity #dalitrights #castengender
  7. @pinthecreep @anupamaskapoor @Pri_Borpujari @NamrataSadhvani @MKBKSH_ @jasuja A2: Restriction on the basis of caste exists. In India even fetching water from a watersource is sometimes caste driven @pinthecreep
  8. @pinthecreep It means acknowledgement of all intersectional gendered oppressions that keep women out of public spaces and to act on them #DalitRights
  9. @pinthecreep A3 it also means risking tremendous Violence because doing so challenges historical oppression. Not easy to do. #DalitRights #CasteNGender
  10. @pinthecreep A3 Rarely see women occupying public spaces. They r so busy workng inside their home &at "workplace" they have no time 4leisure #DalitRights
  11. @pinthecreep A3:it would increase their confidence and selfesteem but they are restricted so much at everyfront - home, community, society @pinthecreep
  12. @pinthecreep Why? Does Private sector discriminate? I worked for 20 years in aviation & were never asked about our caste. #AmbedkarJayanti #Dalitrights
  13. @pinthecreep A4 Access to all kinds of resources - education, finance, career, medical. Discrimination. Loss of dignity. #ambedkarjayanti #DalitMatters
  14. @pinthecreep Gendered oppression intensifies and exclusion takes on heavier intensity. #Dalitrights #CasteNGender
  15. @pinthecreep A4:In ind women do the most of outside work related to home & face restrictions and harassments because of their gender & caste #dalitrights
  16. @pinthecreep I believe most Private listed ones have inclusive policies on paper. If they violate those, they should be called out. Any e.g.s to share?
  17. @pinthecreep A4 it doubles up the biasis for them leading to trauma.