In their quest to keep up with the sensationalism trend that media houses worldwide are following, Times Now, on May 28th, played CCTV tapes that are crucial evidence in an ongoing trial in a case of sexual assault.
We have been desensitised and dehumanised to an extent that we do not acknowledge rape for what it is, anymore. We acknowledge rape cases for their associations and repercussions.
Miss Representation is a 2011 American documentary discussing sexism in both American media as well as society, but is applicable on a global scale as well.
The gendering of food happens because the media encourages the assumption that women are supposed to be intuitively good at cooking, and moreover they have to do it to primarily serve others.
The #NotAllMen video by AskMen India coddles men and make them seem like they are not mature enough to understand the complexity of the situation.
The PadMan challenge reduces the problem of menstruation taboos to something exceedingly simple that can be solved with a few pictures.
This repeated use of the mother figure in advertisements forces a moral obligation over real-life mothers who apparently don't possess supernatural skills like that of the multi-tasking ad-mother.
It is important to reflect on the marketing strategies of so-called feminist films whose aim is to ultimately sell the films themselves.
The ScoopWhoop video features frightful responses to marital rape and it is a cringe-worthy example of irresponsible, lazy journalism.
Responsible, ethical reporting of violence against women with disabilities, demand greater understanding of the broader context, empathy and willingness to report without creating ripples of sensations.