Throughout 2020 (as well as before and presumably after) I’ve been reading a range of online articles and essays – both fannish and not – to inform, expand or challenge my understanding of a range of intersectional issues in India and abroad. I’ve included some of these essays as the texts I recommend to some of my co-participants. But largely, they’ve supplemented the Intersectionality Book list in identifying my biases and problematising my assumptions. As with the book list, I’ll be adding articles to this section of the website at the very least until the end of my PhD project in the hopes that it not only acts as a resource for my future self but for anybody else who shares my interests too. Just to provide a semblance of structure, I’ve grouped articles under larger umbrella themes. However, these are imperfect and sometimes incomplete (when the article overlaps across several different categories) so please bear that in mind if you do choose to follow them.

AGE

The Fandom of the Teenage Girl Deserves More Respect

Tyranny of Obedience

What Would Miss Rumphius Do?

 

CASTE

India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.

 

CLASS

A city missing its migrants: In Mumbai, the loss of labourers affects small businesses too

As Jaipur Govt Schools Fail to Engage Students Online, Children Go Out to Work

Alfred Russel Wallace’s Prophetic Prescription for Course-Correcting Away from Ecological Catastrophe and Toward Widespread Human Happiness

A Soft Manifesto

Attack and Dethrone Time

Economics for the people

Giving Up Capitalism Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Pleasure

No Data

Self-Care At The End Of The World

Social Media Influencers: Serving Classism, Selective Feminism & Monolithic Nationalism

 

(DIS)ABILITY

Covid poses ‘greatest threat to mental health since second world war’

How long Covid forced me to confront my past and my identity

 

GENDER 

Against the All-Consuming Archetype of ‘Mom’

All The Rage: Why We Need Angry Girls In Children’s Books More Than Ever

AOC’s Attractiveness Drives Us All Mad

Demonology: A Woman’s Right to Fury

On Loneliness and the Superficial Friendships of Men

Prehistoric female hunter discovery upends gender role assumptions

Searching for Body Positivity in Fantasy

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

Unquiet spirits: the lost female ghost-story writers returning to haunt us

Whatever Happened to ______ ?

Why are increasing numbers of women choosing to be single?

Why doing nothing is a radical act for India’s women – photo essay

 

GENDER IDENTITY 

Horns, Feathers, and Scales: Reclaiming Genderqueer Monstrousness

In Jo’s Image

 

NATIONAL/REGIONAL ORIGIN

The Limits of the Lunchbox Moment

The Weather is Now Political

 

RACE

It Does Not Matter If You Are Good

John Boyega: ‘I’m the only cast member whose experience of Star Wars was based on their race’

Out There, Nobody Can Hear You Scream

The Renegade DIYers Demanding Dolls as Diverse as They Are

We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs

What Fandom Racism Looks Like – Misogynoir: Black Fans on the Defensive

When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

 

RELIGION

Behold, The Millennial Nuns

Christians were strangers

Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.

Fiddling while Rome converts

How Black Lives Matter Is Changing the Church

Milk

The Most American Religion

The Witches of West Palm Beach

Yoda Was My First Rabbi

SEXUALITY

In Conversation: Rebecca Sugar and Noelle Stevenson

‘She-Ra’: Noelle Stevenson on Making Her Lead Character Gay and Inspiring a Generation

We’re Gonna Win In The End: The Subversive Queer Triumph of She-Ra

What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life?

 

MISCELLANEOUS (INTERSECTIONALITY, FANDOM, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE-MAKING, IMPORTANCE OF ART AND CRITICISM ETC.)

Creating a Queer Hopepunk Canon: Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Lil Nas X, and the Visual Narration of Joyful Queer Futurism

English Ph.D completes groundbreaking podcast dissertation

Intersectional Feminism 101: Why It’s Important And What We Must Remember

On Fanfiction, Fandom, and Why Criticism Is Healthy

Rebecca Solnit: How Change Happens

The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything

The Intersectionality Wars

The Intimacy of Ethnography