The concept of surveillance has always been a multilayered affair because of its many undertones like care, discipline, watching, controlling and what not. The conditioning of society has placed an emphasis on how an adult should behave and is expected to be ‘stable’. The aspiration towards achieving upward class mobility has resulted in the privileging […]
PERFORMATIVE ACTIVISM: THE DEBATE CONTINUES 3 (2)
Most of us would be familiar with the famous #BLM or the #BlackLivesMatter, a movement that seemed to ‘explode’ all over social networking sites (in July 2020), with unprecedented magnitude- encompassing voices and support from the protest against the systematic oppression of the black people or a sign of standing up against police brutality; but you might be surprised to know that the slogan ‘black lives matter’ was in fact fabricated in 2013. The movement seemed to blow up only last year which led to the popularization of the term – performative activism.
Ancient Foot Binding Custom, REVIVED? 4.7 (3)
The #KuToo movement, a wordplay from the Japanese kutsu, meaning ‘shoes’, and kutsuu, meaning ‘pain’ leading to #KuToo. This is a movement against the compulsion of women wearing high heels in workplaces. But wait, how is this related to foot binding?