Sunday, September 22, 2019
The Farrago Of Biased And Fake News: Media's Role Before Lok Sabha Elections

The Farrago Of Biased And Fake News: Media’s Role Before Lok Sabha Elections

The situation is so bad that foreign news channels like the BBC has planned to provide a special coverage relevant to India, putting forward their solutions to the fake news crisis.
Children's Advertisements: Making Or Breaking Gender Stereotypes?

Children’s Advertisements: Making Or Breaking Gender Stereotypes?

Why are toys gendered by children's advertisements? Why is Barbie for girls and Hot wheels for boys? This activates the idea of gender and children are marked within the territories of these toys.
BBC Is More Interested In Women Scientists' 'Homely' Duties Than Their Actual Work

BBC Is More Interested In Women Scientists’ ‘Homely’ Duties Than Their Actual Work

The BBC report discards B.P. Dakshayani efforts to make the space mission a success and emphasises more on her family background, childcare, and cooking.
Hidden Faces & Dark Hands: What Do Images Of Rape Reports Tell Us About The Indian Media?

Hidden Faces & Dark Hands: What Do Images Of Rape Reports Tell Us About...

Indian media end up propagating rape myths and indirectly putting the blame on the rape survivor through the images used.
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.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.