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Hark! I Hear Whispers Of ‘Hysteria’ Again*

As it is required by the Handbook of LadyBusiness, I do have a mandatory LadyFriend who helps me pick out books and bags, nods in agreement after I’m done talking and sometimes talks; and even then only talks about me. Fine, I embellished a lit...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 11, 2010

‘Skin Deep’ In Whose Skin?

As a budding wordling and receptor of English Literary Academia in India, it’s not difficult to notice our affinity to the terms ‘Postcolonialism’, the ‘subject position of the Oriental reader’, our tendency to use words...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 6, 2010

Negotiating Silences Within Spaces

As the eldest daughter of a Hindu family, I occupy a number of spaces that intertwine, merge and blur with the larger idea or identity that I like to believe is me, somewhere inside. Whether or not I believe in the values and ideals endorsed by Hindu...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 4, 2010

Weekly Textual/Sexual Reader (Week 1)

Jaded16′s Note: So a few weeks ago I joined Tumblr on a whim. Alcohol may have been a part of the three second decision-making process. Or not. Anyway, on another equally fancyarse whim I promised myself I’d read one book a week. So reade...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 26, 2010

Writing From The Mud Edition Of Stereotyping

As a ‘natives’ of what is still considered today ‘The Third World’ sometimes we get asked the silliest questions, as my students and I were discussing today. It never fails to amaze me how deep and insanely hilarious — w...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 26, 2010

Discussing Dusty Skins And Previlige (Part Two)

A few days ago, I ran into an old friend. While I like running into people — for there are always entertaining possibilities — what I dislike with a Direct Vengeance Of The Force Of A Thousand Suns And Add All The Angry Stars Too™ is ho...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 23, 2010

Is The Great Detachment The New Saviour?

As a Lady who is more often than not publicly and loudly UnSubtle (why yes she speaks!) (when she is allowed to that is),  I get my fair share of thoroughly silly people who will sprout the most ridiculous reasons for the most inane things. Last wee...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 20, 2010

Discussing Dusty Skins And Privilege (Part One)

Generally on any given day, I don’t go by generalisations or assumptions, given that my LadyBrain is allergic to ‘boxing’. But after careful observations and using devices that sound so scientific that you’ll be left impressed...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 18, 2010

On Occupied Bodies And UnRaveling Threads

I have a new post up at Womanist Musings. —- The only good thing that came off from last two weeks of bed rest was I got to finish a quarter of the books I put off reading. Turns out if you are pathetic enough, your friend will feel bad enough...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 10, 2010

We’re SuperBendy NOT Spineless Edition Of OxyMorons

Author’s Note: The Interwebes is a funny place. You think you’re writing these blog posts for your three — or less — readers and then suddenly, turns out, someone awesome and nice has read  your inane ramblings all along and...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 1, 2010

The Ivory Tower Comes To Haunt Us Again

Jaded16′s Note: Remember that awesome guest post on using Video Games as a training ground to speak up and call out on inane, insane, incredibly derogatory work? LogosKaiEros is back! See, this is a continuous series of proof for people who thi...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 30, 2010

Voicing The Voiceless Is Only The Concern Of The Artist In The Ivory Tower

As a child of 11, I got my first Austen novel from my grandmum. I remember getting lost in the beautiful words, spending hours just reading, laughing and crying with Lizzie — the routine dance of any Austen fan. I’d lose hours while readi...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 27, 2010

The Housewife Disease: The Oh NOES Is It Contagious Edition Of CabbageBraining

Some of my best childhood memories include me swimming under water in my uncle’s pool, have the water squish all semblance of coherent thought out of my ears, feel the water everywhere and see my breath come out in bubbles. I would pretend that...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 25, 2010

Erasing Invisibility One Step At A Time

As a pure defense of the well-being of my lobes, I tend to interact with fellow feminists more than I do with UnFeminist people under the (misguided)  assumption that at least, Ze feminists won’t make me want to puncture my own eyeballs on an...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 19, 2010

This Is Why I Gave Up On Newspapers — A Rant To Ad Nauseum

One of my many deviations from normalcy is my strong distaste for newspapers. For a Lady who has had many a wet dream about being a writer in the world outside just her head, it’s probably an impractical dream, I get that. Just like the time I...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 15, 2010

Oi With The Intersectionality Already!

Jaded16′s Note : Remember our awesome guest posts last week? To feed you BLOG! reading people’s insatiable hunger for perspectives that can offer more insight than me (I know you’re tired about reading about LadyBits all the freakin...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 9, 2010

We Are Still Speaking From Inside The Inner Courtyard — Only Now We Stand On Hard Concrete

In this monolithic omnipresent myth called Culture, I come across many instances of gobbledygook that a lot of people (un)painstakingly make up to dupe the masses, ironically in the name of the GreaterGood. Most times I laugh it off, hoping fervently...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 6, 2010

The English Speaker: The True Indian Edition Of Identity

As a moderately sensible lady, I tend to ignore my hefty pile of trollmail. I like to think it’s Dorothy Parker saying in my head, “But now I know the things I know/ And do the things I do/ And if you do not like me so/ To hell, my love,...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 2, 2010

SMASH! For All Purposes

Jaded16′s Note: Dear BLOG! reading people! Welcome our newest guest blogger – LogosKaiEros. LogosKaiEros is a philosophy grad student who stumbled on feminism while reading blogs, then stumbled onto everything beyond feminism in the kyria...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 1, 2010

The Perpetually Invisible Indian Lesbian — Where Is Miss Rich When You Need Her?

Author’s Note : Hello BLOG! reading people. I have a new post up at Womanist Musings. ——- This might not surprise you so much if I announced that I’m going through a pre-quarter-life-life-crisis right now; caused essentially b...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 27, 2010


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