Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Art & Poetry

In this section, find articles on Indian feminist art activism (artivism) by Feminism in India.

Boys of Bangladesh launches first-ever Bangladeshi lesbian comic “Dhee”

Boys of Bangladesh launches Dhee, a lesbian comic character.

Carol Rossetti’s Women Series Now In Indian Languages

Carol Rossetti's Women series is now available in Hindi, Marathi and Bengali. Catch us up, close and personal with one of the translators.

10 Posters That Show How Bollywood Reinforces Gender Stereotypes

Bollywood Says is a poster series by Stree, IIT Delhi which aims to showcase how Bollywood reinforces gender stereotypes and a deep patriarchal mindset.

9 Simple Yet Powerful Posters That Explain Feminism 101

Feminism 101: Feminism is not hating men. Feminism is not saying women are superior to men. Feminism is a battle against sexism of any kind.
war on our bodies

We Wear War On Our Bodies [Poem]

We wear war on our bodies, draping them sensually over our bosom, look at us, hold your gaze while your thoughts run wild.

Walls That Speak: 10 Photos Of Feminist Art Activism At JNU

When art speaks for change, the result is overwhelming. Here are ten fabulous photos of feminist art activism as campus graffiti at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Not A Boy [Poem]

The little one had just unfurled her wings, but before she could fly off her soul was sucked out because she was not a boy.

10 Simple Posters That Define What Is Consent

A series of posters on 'What defines consent' made by students at New College of Florida.
Sum Total [Poem]

Sum Total [Poem]

An Indian woman. Plus a feminist. Minus a homely girl. A poem on the sum total of me.

For We’ve Known Stronger Men [Poem]

Because men are "wired that way", because men ''cannot control themselves", because men were "born to prey", save these excuses for we've known stronger men.

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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.