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Unpacking the ‘F’ Word-Chayanika
Sun Jul 14, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
This will be a discussion about the relation between queer identities and
feminism in India. Can they live without each other? Do they strengthen
each other? Queries and doubts about the usefulness of feminism to queer lives and vice versa will be addressed. 

Chayanika Shah is an activist at heart, a Physicist by training and a teacher by choice. She has been an active member of two autonomous voluntary collectives in Mumbai -- Forum Against Oppression of Women and LABIA – A Queer Feminist LBT Collective. She has campaigned, researched, taught, and written on the politics of population control and reproductive technologies, communalism, feminist studies of science, and sexuality and sexual rights. Her co-authored books include “No Outlaws in the Gender Galaxy”; “Bharat ki Chaap”, and “We and Our Fertility: The politics of technological intervention”. Chayanika is also a member of National Human Rights commission’s core group on LGBTI issues.