Saturday, December 7, 2019

Book Review: With Ash On Their Faces By Cathy Otten

With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State by Cathy Otten is an honest account of women surviving through the ISIS’s regime in Iraq.

Book Review: Step Up By Sailaja Manacha

Still, Step Up is a commendable effort and it can prove to be useful for working women. It serves as a guide for women to understand their own potentials.

How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

The flip-side to using dating apps like Grindr is the mental exhaustion of constantly having to look “perfect”, the pressure of conforming to unrealistic body standards and the unhealthy expectation of requiring to be available for sex in order to meet another person for a first-time date.

The ‘Female Gaze’ In Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964)

Through Charulata, Ray's filmmaking shows that the 'female' gaze is not about the reversal of the 'male gaze' or everyday stereotypes about women or having female film-makers, but about a truthful reflection of how a woman in whatever context sees the world around her.

History

Sikander Begum: The Begum Who Was The “Star Of Colonial India” | #IndianWomenInHistory

Being the reformer and the educationalist, Nawab Sikander Begum Sahiba was devoted towards female education and she founded the Victoria School for girls.

Eunice De Souza: The Woman Who Dominated The Poetry Skyline | #IndianWomenInHistory

Eunice de Souza has written and published a range of writings including the novels Dangerlok (2001) and Dev And Simran (2003), four children’s books and poetry collections.

Rudrama Devi: The Queen Who Wore A King’s Image | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rudrama Devi maintained the designation that was bestowed on her and ruled as a King. She wore male attire and maintained a similar demeanour.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Feminism 101

It’s High Time To Call Out Sadhguru And His “Rationalized” Misogyny

Sadhguru uses all kinds of stereotypes to prove that the world requires a balance of roles and activities between men and women.

“Ladki Hath Se Nikal Jayegi”: The Culture Of Surveillance On Women

Surveillance Culture is a systematic form of surveillance on women which is followed as a norm for generations. Women can relate to having "curfews" both at home and hostels, being constantly asked about their whereabouts and much more.

Etiquette Is Gendered And Its Burden Falls On Women

The concept of gendered etiquette not only creates a gap between gender and defining gender roles, but also maintains the gap between social classes.

Media Watch

How Could The Media Have Done Better In Covering The Hyderabad Rape-Murder? | #GBVinMedia

The sensationalism that this case has garnered, which has been fuelled by the media, does not push for this self-critical public conversation that our country needs.

How Does The Media Minimise The Trauma Of Sexual Violence? | #GBVinMedia

The media often refuses to term gender-based violence what it is. By using allusions and euphemisms rather than its correct terminology, it runs the risk of reducing the gravity of the crime, and negating survivors’ experiences of the trauma it can cause.

How To Sensitively Interview Survivors Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

When the media professionals interview survivors of gender-based violence, they must keep in mind that they are asking survivors or their families to recount an extremely traumatic experience.

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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.

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.