Sunday, February 23, 2020

Is Video Gaming Really Just A ‘Guy’s Thing’?

Even though the video game industry has seen a revolution in the past few years in terms of its growth and revenue, women still form roughly 22- 25% of the workforce in the gaming industry, and only 5 percent (approximately) of these are employed in programming roles.

Film Review: Jawaani Jaaneman—Can Bollywood Be In The Same Room As Female Gaze?

Jawaani Jaaneman treats its male lead as a gentle buffoon to engage more with the women. In stark contrast, the delightful women here are not judged for their choices!

Hitting Women Is Not “Cool Content”: Call Out The Misogyny On TikTok!

TikTok as a platform is a way to express one’s thoughts. So when young men come up with such sexist and violent videos, it shows how they think.

In Conversation With Samyuktha Patil, A Grassroots Politician In Karnataka

Samyuktha Patil is a politician who is currently the director of District Central Cooperative Bank Limited, a cooperative bank that workers in the interest of farmers, rural women among others, located in Bijapur.

History

In The Time Of CAA-NRC, How Is International ‘Mother’ Language Day Important?

On 21st of February each year, the spirit of unity in diversity is celebrated through the International Mother Language Day across the world.

What Is The Controversy Around Keeladi Excavation In Tamil Nadu?

These marks are found to be engraved after the pot is dried, indicating that these marks were not made by the potter but by the user, mostly women who must have had a high literacy level.

Vani Vilasa Sannidhana: The Queen Who Led Mysore’s Way To Prosperity | #IndianWomenInHistory

Considered as a rare gem of Mysore’s history, Kempananjammani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana was one of the strongest forces of her times that ensured the goodwill and growth of her people.

Is Video Gaming Really Just A ‘Guy’s Thing’?

Even though the video game industry has seen a revolution in the past few years in terms of its growth and revenue, women still form roughly 22- 25% of the workforce in the gaming industry, and only 5 percent (approximately) of these are employed in programming roles.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.

Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.

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Anarcha Feminism: The Beginning Of The End Of All Forms Of Oppression

Anarcha feminism provides us with a means to address all forms of oppression and to act in solidarity with the oppressed, avoiding a reductionist understanding of power.

Can You Really Be A Heterosexual Feminist In This Patriarchal World?

Can a woman really, given what she knows, enter a relationship of trust, adulation and love with a man? Can she really be a heterosexual feminist?

5 Of Our Favorite Feminist Instagram Posts In 2019

Instagram has become one of today's favourite social media platform. While a lot of people do use it for leisure, there are others who use the social media space for activism too.

Media Watch

Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.

The Media Has A Huge Urban Bias In Reporting Gender-Based Violence | #GBVinMedia

The media demonstrates an urban bias in its reportage of gender-based violence, with virtually no visibility for rape cases in rural India.

Inside The Toxic Media Culture Of A Casteist And Islamophobic Local Daily

I was curious about the framework of this media house where the reporters were limited to the served 'truth' they were being fed by social media.

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Why We Need To Rethink Our ‘Criticism’ Of BTS And K-Pop

Their rising fame of BTS has brought with it an alarming amount of scepticism. Some of it stemming from Western audiences unable to understand how music in another language could capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world.