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Reflections on Birati Rape Cases-Gender Ideology in Bengal

Reflections on Birati Rape Cases Gender Ideology in Bengal Tanika Sarkar If the original socialist critiques of bourgeois decadence also included a critique of modern patriarchy, then by now, and among us, it has become a deferred, almost forgotten connection. While Left organisations do resist features of patriarchal domesticity in their practical work, if official statements continue to formulate problems in bureaucratic, even sexist language, then not only do practical gains go unexploited, they give way to fundamental, theoretical distortions within practice itself An analytical comment on the CPI(M)'s response to the Birati rape case.

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