Eliza Ann “Annie” Chapman and John Chapman on their wedding day, 1869. Source.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Tropes like the ‘Disposable Sex Worker’ are harmful

Red dresses float from tree branches, a stark reminder of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada and the US. Source: Vogue.

Image description: A cartoon by David Horsey, implying that it’s unfair to criticise Thomas Jefferson for being a slaveowner, coloniser, and rapist because he was born in the eighteenth century.

What it is… and what it isn’t

Image description: A partial close-up of a North Indian woman’s eyes and forehead. In between her eyebrows, a red sticker bindi is visible. Source: Wikipedia.

A picture of the WhatsApp logo (a chat bubble with a phone in it). A crude frowny face has been drawn over it in black
Image Source: Wikipedia, with edits from myself.

Aditi Ramaswamy

Software engineer; emerging author; almost certainly not a changeling. I write about the uncomfortable parts of Indian & American history & culture.

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