Reintegrating the Feminine Voice Inherent in Sikh Scripture
The Sikh community regularly contends with sexism rooted in an internalized misogyny. Epistemological violence draws strength from all-male translations of Guru Granth Sahib (Guru of the Sikhs). Drawing on a collective four decades of experience as Sikh practitioners and community organizers, Jaspreet Bal and Santbir Singh Sarkar Daman consider how the Sikh community has erased the feminine voice inherent in the Guru Granth Sahib through the exclusive male mediation of the text. They do a directed content analysis looking at the gender of interpreters and translators of Guru Granth Sahib. They suggest that a return to the feminine voice in Sikh scripture can provide resistance to the toxic masculinity that currently pervades the community.