Meet Menaka, The Sole Woman Fighting For The LGBTQ Community In Supreme Court
She’s perhaps one of the loudest voices in speaking for the LGBTQ community in India, and she’s everything we need in the Supreme Court right now. Meet Menaka Guruswamy, the sole woman in an all-male team who has taken up the cudgels on behalf of the LGBTQ community in the Supreme Court. The only other woman there is Indu Malhotra, the only woman justice in the five-member Supreme Court bench.
Before she made her arguments, she tweeted about the issue of Section 377, calling it a colonial stain and how it was time for Section 377 to go. While this argument is why we know her now, she is constantly taking up issues that affect the country, particularly the representation of women in media.
With the Constitution in our hearts, we go to our Court, to seek to remove a colonial stain on our collective national conscience. Section 377 your time has come. See you in Court on Tuesday. #section377 @chefritudalmia #iitiansagainst377 @arundhatikatju @barandbench
— Menaka Guruswamy (@MenakaGuruswamy) July 8, 2018
Saw #SacredGames. Wonder when Anurag Kashyap will learn to have well cast fully sketched female characters? As an observer of the human condition, ie any artist, can you ignore half of humanity? Either that or RAW agents look like models, now. #RAW #netflix
— Menaka Guruswamy (@MenakaGuruswamy) July 16, 2018
Menaka is an Oxford graduate, and worked at a law firm in New York before coming back to India. We wish this courageous women the very best. We need more women like her who will inspire us to do better.