|There has been much written about the farmer’s protest from various|
perspectives, and gender is one of them. In this piece, I am going to delineate
that perspective with a premise that this protest is not solely a farmer protest,
but a mass movement led by farmers. Historically, women’s labour has not
been recognized in any sphere, whether domestic, workspace or in public life.
The galaxy of outstanding women in these spaces has broken many barriers
and paved a way to snatch their due recognition, but the social structure has at
most remembered them as exceptions. There is no material ground to do so,
besides patriarchal bias, which always looks at them as an exception. Women
make up more than half of the agrarian workforce, and if we include animal
husbandry, they outnumber men significantly.
Refusing to Be an Exception Anymore: Women in the Farmers’ Protest by Navkiran Kaur Natt – Click the PDF icon to view, right-click to save as.
|Navkiran Natt |
Student-youth activist and researcher who works between Punjab and Delhi.