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Name: Swati Nair
Date registered: June 9, 2013


Swati Nair blogs about things she finds beauty and/or despair in. This blog may be unsuitable for cynics, anti-feminists, religious fundamentalists, and those with no regard for science.

Latest posts

  1. In Defence of Rose Chasm (Michaela Cross) — August 30, 2013
  2. Privilege, Helplessness, and Choice — July 16, 2013

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Aug 30 2013

In Defence of Rose Chasm (Michaela Cross)

A white woman from the University of Chicago recently published an account of her unfortunate encounters in India. She was sexually harassed and assaulted on several occasions. The story received widespread attention, and Rose Chasm had many sympathizers, but as all cases of sexual assault stories go, she also had to face severe negative backlash. …

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Jul 16 2013

Privilege, Helplessness, and Choice

In India, labour is cheap. A middle-class family like mine can afford domestic workers. Laxmi (name changed) has been coming home for over three years now, every day. She scrubs the floor, does the dishes and the laundry. She sometimes cleans the bathrooms, and tends the plants. Laxmi is old and poor. She sits on …

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