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Lakshmi Traces The Everyday Hardships Of Women Who Are Victims Of Sex Trafficking

Lakshmi Traces The Everyday Hardships Of Women Who Are Victims Of Sex Trafficking

'Lakshmi' highlights the intense hardship, pressure, and indignity the protagonist goes through to ensure the guilty are punished.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Book Review: ‘She’s Not There’ By Jennifer Finney Boylan

In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' does not dismiss the beauty industry. The focus is on choice and self-love. If self-love is to be achieved through medical interference, it is considered perfectly alright.
Institutional Oppression To Spiritual Awakening: 'Water' And The Journey Of Its Women

Institutional Oppression To Spiritual Awakening: ‘Water’ And The Journey Of Its Women

'Water' explores how religion is used as a tool to manipulate and exploit an entire class of women and the way patriarchal imperatives inform religious beliefs.
How Nathicharami Tries To Explain Female Sexuality Through Mansplaining

How Nathicharami Tries To Explain Female Sexuality Through Mansplaining

Nathicharami tries to make all the right moves, give all the right messages, and yet the whole film as a package rankles as something that is clearly a man's vision.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is What TV (And The World) Should Look Like

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is What TV (And The World) Should Look Like

People of colour, women, and LGBTQIA+ characters on Brooklyn Nine-Nine aren't props to bounce jokes off of – instead, they are well-written characters who serve as important a function.
Ottamuri Velicham (A Light in the Room) Explores A Wife's Struggle For Liberation

Ottamuri Velicham (A Light in the Room) Explores A Wife’s Struggle For Liberation

In Ottamuri Velicham, Sudha is the object whom her husband takes out all his frustrations on – raping her, beating her up, and torturing her using new tools night after night.
Soni: An Understated Window Into The Lives Of Policewomen | #UnstereotypeCinema

Soni: An Understated Window Into The Lives Of Policewomen | #UnstereotypeCinema

The emotional core of 'Soni' is about the struggle of being a woman with some amount of power in a world rife with misogyny.
Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.
It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State Like Nagaland: Iohborlang Keven Hanson's Story

It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State: Iohborlang Keven Hanson’s Story

"Being gay, the onus unfortunately falls on oneself entirely – to struggle and rise above social stigma and nonacceptance to find oneself", says Iohborlang Keven Hanson.

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When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

When Art Is Created By Sexual Harassers, Can We Separate Art From Artist?

Predators use their influence as a tool to inflict harm as well as sidestep any consequences. We ought to reject any art that contributes to the artist’s celebrity.
औरतों की अनकही हसरतें खोलती है लस्ट स्टोरी | Feminism In India

औरतों की अनकही हसरतें खोलती है ‘लस्ट स्टोरी’

लस्ट स्टोरी समाज के अलग-अलग तबके में आधी आबादी के उस आधे किस्से को बयाँ करती है जिसे हमेशा चरित्रवान और चरित्रहीन के दायरें में समेटा गया है|
Understanding Rape Culture 101 | Feminism In India

Understanding Rape Culture 101

Rape culture refers to the tendency of seeing violence and misogyny as an expression or part of ‘tradition’ or ‘culture’.