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The F-word And Stand-Up Comedy

I am waiting for the day when a feminist stand-up comedian owns up to the tag, and makes money in the process. The laughs will follow.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
Bolna Aunty Aaun Kya

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya: The Mysterious Lure of ‘Cringe-Pop’

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya falls in the category of performances which defies the notions of 'high culture and art' and churns mass appeal.
The Bollywood Diva Song: Madwomen In Bollywood's Attic

The Bollywood Diva Song: Madwomen In Bollywood’s Attic

The Bollywood Diva Song calls out the disparity between male and female actors in terms of their paychecks and roles in Bollywood.
A Woman's Besties

A Review Of AIB’s ‘A Woman’s Besties’

Witness a parody of female and male desire, as well as the nature of the anxiety and internal dialogue that a woman goes through before sex.
4 Progressive Web Series That Are A Must Watch | Feminism In India

4 Progressive Web Series That Are A Must Watch

With their short duration and limited episodes, the content of progressive web series is subversive, entertaining and keeps you hooked.
Majhya Navryachi Baayko Review

Why The Marathi Show ‘Majhya Navryachi Baayko’ Is Problematic: Freedom For Women Only As...

'Majhya Navryachi Baayko' is about a stay-at-home wife; her well-to-do husband; and the husband’s girlfriend, also his subordinate at work.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Love, Mental Health And Feminism In ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a romantic musical comedy-drama series which brings to viewers a feminist re-interpretation of the word 'crazy'.
Pehredaar Piya Ki: Dissecting Pedophilia, Child Marriage And Regressive Gender Roles

Pehredaar Piya Ki: Dissecting Pedophilia, Child Marriage And Regressive Gender Roles

Sony's new regressive and cringe-worthy show Pehredaar Piya Ki revolves around the marriage between a minor boy and an adult young woman.
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5 Sexist Phrases I Caught Myself Using And Other Examples Of Everyday Sexism

I found myself and others unconsciously using these sexist phrases on a daily basis. It was a sharp reminder of how insidious patriarchy was.

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High Spirits Cafe: Misogynists Uncovered And A Movement Has Begun

The owner of High Spirits, a bar in Pune, was called out for sexually harassing women. It fueled the #MeToo movement and spread awareness.
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Our Top 5 Favourite Female Friendships In Bollywood

There are various Bollywood 'woman-centric' films, but barely any that celebrate female friendships in all their complexity.
3 Plus Size Myths That Need To Be Debunked Now

3 Plus Size Myths That Need To Be Debunked Now

If we really want to end size based discrimination and prejudices against plus size bodies, it is important to debunk and bust the most common plus size myths.