Saturday, February 22, 2020
Utsav Chakraborty And The Performative 'Woke Men' Of The Comedy Circuit

Utsav Chakraborty And The Performative ‘Woke Men’ Of The Comedy Circuit

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Allegations of sexual harassment against Ustav Chakrobarty only hint at the terribly toxic power dynamics that male celebrities often abuse.
“Name And Shame” Statement

Thinking Out Loud On The “Name And Shame” Statement By ‘Feminist’ Representatives

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This is not a delegitimization of the work done those behind the “Name And Shame” Statement, but a request to allow self critique.
Gurmehar Kaur

Gurmehar Kaur And The Spectre Of Nationalism

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Gurmehar Kaur has received rape and death threats merely for standing up against the gundagardi and violence at Ramjas College.
Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''
High Spirits

High Spirits Cafe: Misogynists Uncovered And A Movement Has Begun

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The owner of High Spirits, a bar in Pune, was called out for sexually harassing women. It fueled the #MeToo movement and spread awareness.
Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

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Katrina Kaif shut down Ranbir Kapoor’s mansplaining at a recent interview for Jagga Jasoos to VJ Xerxes Wadia of MTV Insider.
How Not To Celebrate Women's Day: Deconstructing WhatsApp Forwards

How Not To Celebrate Women’s Day: Deconstructing WhatsApp Forwards

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Women's Day Whatsapp forwards serve to remind me that womanhood is only celebrated when it is convenient. When it is sanitised, stripped of anything remotely political, swathed in pink and devoid of accountability.
Jayalalithaa

How Jayalalithaa Combatted the Sexism in Tamil Nadu Politics

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Jayalalithaa’s life is testimony to the difficulty that women in politics might face – especially those that do not come from politically established families. Given the patriarchal structure of the family, women are expected to balance a home and work life, something that is difficult in a career in politics.
Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone Is A Person Before A Porn Star Or Role Model – Can...

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Sunny Leone is, first and foremost, a person who has all the rights to do whatever they want to. We have to understand that before being a porn-star, or a Sikh woman, or an entrepreneur, she is a person.
Swathi Vadlamudi

The FIR Against Cartoonist Swathi Vadlamudi Should Make Us All Angry

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Swathi Vadlamudi is a senior journalist based in Hyderabad who has an FIR lodged against her for posting a satirical image of Ram and Sita highlighting the era of rampant sexual violence that we live in.

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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.
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.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.