social media activism

In Defense Of Social Media Activism

Discrediting social media activism is a knee-jerk reaction to change the narrative, and to control the victims/survivor's articulation.
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Bodyform Ad: Periods Are Normal, Showing Them Should Be Too!

Bodyform's short advert is a refreshing change which normalizes periods by portraying period blood and pads.
Oh No Dove, You Did Not Just Say That

Oh No Dove, You Did Not Just Say That

Brands try to position their products as inclusive and diverse, but a recent racist ad by Dove shows how superficial this commitment often is.
Everyday Life in Kashmir

What Is Everyday Life In The Kashmir Valley Like?

For residents of Kashmir, the happenings here are so much a part of our daily routine that we fail to notice any incongruities. We adapt.
The Media Circus In The Bengaluru 'Lesbian Marriage' Story

The Media Circus In The Bengaluru ‘Lesbian Marriage’ Story

The irresponsible media reportage on a 'lesbian marriage' in Bengaluru led to their identities being outed & one woman fired from her job.

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.
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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.
A Handy Guide On How To Report On LGBTQIA+ Issues?

A Handy Guide On How To Report On LGBTQIA+ Issues

Why it’s not okay to use rainbow/pride photographs for every news piece on LGBTQIA+ issues are some of the thing one should keep in mind while reporting on queer rights.
How Has The Media Reported The Rohtak Gang Rape Case?

How Has The Media Reported The Rohtak Gang Rape Case?

While heavy media reportage of the Rohtak gang rape is necessary, sensationalist headlines and victim-blaming language used by media is not.
Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.

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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.
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.
Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Being a son of a woman, who was a victim of Instant Triple Talaq (ITT), I am trying to understand the Muslim Women Act, in the context of ground reality.