The Decline of “Aunty Feminists”: Why Feminism Needs an Update in a Post-Me Too World

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The Decline of “Aunty Feminists”: Why Feminism Needs an Update in a Post-Me Too World

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ell, fuck, Indian women. What a strange, neurotic, upsetting, exhilarating month we’ve had.

Over the past three weeks – ever since Christine Blasey Ford’s US Senate hearing and Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar – I’ve experienced more emotions than can be expressed through the navarasas. What’s the Sanskrit word for “triggered”, for instance? Where’s “confusion”?

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