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PadMan Review: It Fails To Be The Poster Child Of Social Change | Feminism In India

PadMan Review: It Fails To Be The Poster Child Of Social Change

PadMan doesn’t initiate a conversation about menstruation related taboos, all it does is make good money at the box office by falsely claiming it’s the poster child of social change.
पैडमैन फिल्म बनते ही याद आ गया पीरियड | Feminism In India

‘पैडमैन’ फिल्म बनते ही याद आ गया ‘पीरियड’

पैडमैन आने के बाद पीरियड का मुद्दा तेज़ी से सुर्ख़ियों में आया, जिसे देखकर ऐसा लग रहा है कि इससे पहले किसी को पता ही नहीं था पीरियड के बारे में|
Why The PadMan Challenge Does Not Really Combat Menstruation Stigma

Why The PadMan Challenge Does Not Really Combat Menstruation Stigma

The PadMan challenge reduces the problem of menstruation taboos to something exceedingly simple that can be solved with a few pictures.
पदमावत फिल्म के निर्देशक संजय लीला भंसाली के नाम खुलाखत | Feminism In India

‘पदमावत’ फिल्म के निर्देशक संजय लीला भंसाली के नाम खुलाखत

विवादों में घिरी पदमावत फिल्म जाने-अनजाने ही सही कई संवेदनशील मुद्दों को कट्टरपंथ से जोड़ने का संदेश देती है, जिसके लिए निर्देशक संजय लीला भंसाली के नाम है ये खुलाखत|
Padmaavat

Padmaavat Is A Horrifying Film And It Should Never Have Been Made

In these times of strife, intolerance and extremism, in the name of religion and caste, I wish Padmaavat had never been made.
Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari: The Paradox We Never Knew | #IndianWomenInHistory

Meena Kumari pioneered the portrayal of feminine anguish and sorrow, earning her the title of 'Tragedy Queen of Bollywood'.
godmother

Godmother Review: Women In The Nexus Of Power, Politics And Justice

Godmother is a lasting reminder that there is no need for men to fight our battles, we women can do it on our own.
women with disabilities

So How Has Indian Cinema Portrayed Women With Disabilities?

Indian cinema always portrays ‘disability’ on the screen in a listless and strange manner when it comes to the depiction of women with disabilities.
chhuri

Why Chhuri Isn’t The Powerful Short Film It’s Said To Be

Chhuri reiterates the stereotype that a middle-aged man, seemingly bored with his marriage, engages with a younger single woman in an outside marriage relationship.
Time's Up

Can Bollywood Award Shows Be A Site For A Campaign Like Time’s Up?

An organic sequel to #MeToo, the Time's Up movement aims to combat workplace sexism at its foundations: through legal recourse.

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It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.