What's All The Fuss About Representation In Media?

What’s All The Fuss About Responsible Representation In Media?

More often than not, the norms, stereotypes, and attitudes we embrace daily are learned from the media we are exposed to.
Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just 'Gay' And 'Lesbian'!

Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just ‘Gay’ And ‘Lesbian’!

The media assumes that portrayals of all cisgender womyn in same-sex relationships are of lesbians, as though other queer identities don't exist.
Can The Media Stop Centering Queer Women's Stories Only Around Tragedy?

Can The Media Stop Centering Queer Women’s Stories Only Around Tragedy?

What lies behind this coverage of two hapless queer women, remembered only in their death and agony, is the history of how the news media has looked at queer women mainly through a lens of tragedy.
The Tejpal Tapes Debate By Times Now Is A Disgrace To Journalism

The Tejpal Tapes Debate By Times Now Is A Disgrace To Journalism

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.
rape cases

The Dialogue On Rape Cases Is Taking A Very Unhealthy Turn

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

Miss Representation: Should We Choose The Sati-Savitri Or The Vamp?

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.
gendering of food

Thank You Media, For Enabling The Gendering Of Food

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.
AskMen India

The #NotAllMen Video By AskMen India Is What Male Entitlement Looks Like

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.
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.
mothers

‘MAA’vellous Tales: Ever-Growing Obsession With Mothers In Advertisements

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.

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Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
Ten Things Men Can Do to Dismantle Patriarchy In The Time Of #MeToo

10 Things Men Can Do To Dismantle Patriarchy In The Time Of #MeToo

It's time for men to recognise that patriarchy exists and examine their own position in this system that has subjugated womenkind long enough.
Is Our Society Ready For A Gender-Sensitised Understanding Of Devi?

Is Our Society Ready For A Gender-Sensitised Understanding Of Devi?

In this highly polarised world and with movements against sexual discrimination and oppression it is time to diversify the concept of Devi.