Friday, August 23, 2019
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.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Officer's Choice Blue

This Officer’s Choice Blue Whiskey Ad Is Not Just Sexist But Also Classist

Standing up is when we all, as a society, take down an assaulter who is bred amongst us.

BMW India Teaches Men How To Control Women With Simple Gestures

BMW India's ad about their Gesture Control feature also announces how they like their women – beautiful, silent, and under a man's control.
femvertising

Femvertising: How Corporates Co-opt Feminism To Sell Us Things

Femvertising is trend of corporates employing feminist ideals in order to sell products – except that they get it wrong most of the time.
Objectifying Imagery Of Men's Underwear Ads

Briefs That Make Women Drool: Objectifying Imagery In Men’s Underwear Ads

Men's underwear ads portray women as carnal creatures who need merely a trigger (the right underwear) to grant sexual access to their bodies.
The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

The advertising world feeds and profits on insecurity, especially that of women, the collateral damage it entails not being accounted for. Not only does it capitalizes on these insecurities, but adds to them by setting unrealistic beauty ideals to which we must conform or at least die trying.
Feminist Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

‘Feminist’ Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

It is important to reflect on the marketing strategies of so-called feminist films whose aim is to ultimately sell the films themselves.
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.
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.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.