Friday, November 22, 2019

Violence

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on sexual, physical and mental violence against women and marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
finger-tip activism

A Practitioner Of Finger-Tip Activism Responds To Nivedita Menon

Through finger-tip activism, we have been able to create cross-border solidarities, access information at a greater pace and uncover new modes of digital protest.
image-based sexual abuse

Here’s Why It Is Image-Based Sexual Abuse And Not Revenge Porn

Using euphemisms like “sex scandals” or merely referring to these instances as “cyberbullying” take away from the severity and urgency of the cases. In addition to any other crime that these instances have highlighted, including that of rape, these are also instances of image-based sexual abuse. There can be multiple loci of injustices within one incident, and not identifying or acknowledging all the instances of injustices makes a crime appear less serious than it is.
Byculla Prison Incident And The Treatment Of Women Convicts

Byculla Prison Incident And The Treatment Of Women Convicts

In an inhumane incident at the Byculla prison in Mumbai, a woman convict named Manjula Shetye was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by the jailors.

Pakistani Comic Team Muhafiz Throws Light On Child Marriage As A Tradition

"Rise in violent extremism, sectarian and religious hate narratives in Pakistan has driven the need for a counter narrative", says Team Muhafiz
Aziz Ansari

‘Good Men’, Let’s Talk About Aziz Ansari, Shall We?

The Aziz Ansari story is a clear indication of how ‘good men’ perceive sex: as some kind of a prize they deserve.
यौन दासता का शिकार होती हमारी नाबालिग़ लड़कियां

यौन दासता का शिकार होती हमारी नाबालिग़ लड़कियां

वेश्यावृत्ति के लिए मानव तस्करी का शिकार होने वाले लोगों में 90 फीसद से ज्यादा औरतें या बच्चियां होती हैं|
What Constitutes Online Sexual Harassment And Are You Guilty Of It?

What Constitutes Online Sexual Harassment And Are You Guilty Of It? | #DigitalHifazat

Online sexual harassment is often disregarded as it is viewed as men merely having fun even if at the expense of women.
Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."
gaslighting

Gaslighting From A Position of Influence And Its Visibility

Gaslighting can be masked behind the facade of victim-blaming, reducing abusive experiences of the survivor or even subtle coercion.

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Crime Patrol

‘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'.
Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency|#IndianWomenInHistory

Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency |#IndianWomenInHistory

Multi-talented actress and a fearless voice of dissent, Snehalata Reddy devoted her entire life to art and activism. She is revered for her unconditional commitment to democratic values and non-violent resistance.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.