About the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, is an institute for law in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. RMLNLU was established in the year 2005, and since then, has been providing undergraduate and post-graduate legal education. Being one of the premier National Law Universities in India, the university aims to achieve quality legal education and cater to the needs of the legal profession.
About the Zine
Sun to Icarus is an initiative by a group of motivated and committed alumni and students of Dr. RMLNLU. This feminist zine is inspired by Moxie on Netflix, the Riot Grrrl Movement and our personal instances of sexism faced as women and lawyers, which has instilled in us an inexplicable rage to dismantle the patriarchy and break free of its chains. This publication, we believe is one of its kind initiatives when it comes to zine culture in educational institutions across the country.
The name Sun to Icarus is motivated by Icarus’ story in Greek mythology except we devised it to change the power dynamics. Icarus is a metaphor for patriarchy and we as the Sun aim to burn down its wax wings, i.e. the man-made social constructs of misogyny and sexism.
About the opportunity
RMLNLU’s feminist zine ‘Sun to Icarus’ is inviting contributions, suggestions or feedback for its future editions, to being a much needed change against patriarchy.
Aim and Objective
Our primary aim with this zine is to start the discussion beyond hushed tones and to amplify the voices that need to be heard in the field of gender parity. We aim to question the status quo existing in our law schools and the legal profession; gain perspective and power in our fight against patriarchy and create a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and harassment. We are confident that this will not only create ripples in our system but with time, also transform our campuses and institutions into progressive and more inclusive spaces for self-expression.
Contents of the Zine
The zine comprises the following sections-
- Art in Resistance- features artwork and illustrations that are in line with the zine’s objectives by artists across the country.
- Balance Ton Quoi – inspired by Balance ton Porcs, French equivalent of the MeToo movement. A platform for individuals to stand out bravely and call out incidents of harassment/sexism/assault on campus or in the legal fraternity.
- Protests that Changed RML
- Career Advice
- Financial Management
- Guest Posts
- Book Recommendations
- Link to the first issue
This zine is a monthly publication and the first issue was released on 1st June 2021.
Sun to Icarus is inviting any contributions, suggestions or feedback for the future editions where they hope to reach a larger audience, add to their arsenal against the patriarchy and together, bring a much needed change. There are no deadlines.
If you wish to contribute, you may reach out to us at [email protected]