"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
"North India is not safe for two girls to travel alone" were words we often heard from almost everyone.
The advertising world feeds and profits on insecurity, especially that of women, the collateral damage it entails not being accounted for. Not only does it capitalizes on these insecurities, but adds to them by setting unrealistic beauty ideals to which we must conform or at least die trying.
The comic is to the point and calls out male feminist allies’ mansplaining, gaslighting, misogyny, abuse, among others.
Maybe we’re not entitled to adventure because we’re women, maybe we’re not entitled to travel because we’re women, maybe we’re not entitled to be masters of our own lives because we’re women.
Tatsuya Ishida is an American comic who writes and draws the webcomic strip Sinfest. We bring you our top favourite feminist comics by him.
The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?
Feminist mothering is about recognising the barriers that women face such as gender assumptions, class and race issues.
In Dangal, nationalism takes over feminism and women's agency gets lost in the name of "women's empowerment".
Kahaani 2 is a gut-wrenching portrayal of an issue we still aren’t comfortable to talk about. For once, the issue of child sexual abuse isn’t treated as just one of the many things, rather, it is the central premise of the movie through which a lot of other things are scrutinised.