Monday, February 24, 2020
Bollywood actors

“Dear Bollywood Actors…” – A Rebuttal To Outlook’s Article

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The author cites the culture of silence that perpetuates harassment but does not address his open letter to Bollywood actors.
social media activism

In Defense Of Social Media Activism

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Discrediting social media activism is a knee-jerk reaction to change the narrative, and to control the victims/survivor's articulation.
periods

Bodyform Ad: Periods Are Normal, Showing Them Should Be Too!

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

What's Trending On FII?

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
stock images rape

Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.