Dear Vogue India, It Is Time To Stop ‘Empowering’ Women!

Vogue comes out with the third video of the empower series and we are really hoping this is the last of the mix. While the first video made no sense, the second one got it all wrong, and now, the third one aptly supports this trilogy of blunders. And here is why we think Vogue is completely off the mark and it is time to stop!

Feminist News Wrap: Nirbhaya Fund, #PadsAgainstSexism & Saina Nehwal

This week has seen a variety of news related to women – three dalit girls found dead, minors raped, probe into the Nirbhaya fund...

Freedom of Speech: The Internet, 66A and Anushka Sharma

While the SC has scraped off Sec 66A of the IT Act, one is still skeptical if it will make much of a difference to feminists or women in general on internet.

Feminist News Wrap – Women CEOs, Women Police and Women Peons

This week has seen a variety of news related to women - data analyses of women CEOs, reservation for women in the police force...

Feminist News Wrap – Suzette Jordan, Uber and Women’s Hockey

Well known women's right activist Suzette Jordan passed away due to multiple organ failure. She paved the way for removing the stigma associated with...

Feminist News Wrap: Budget Cuts, Beedi Workers And Sportswomen

While, the week has been full of news reports, opinions and protests revolving around the banned documentary on the Nirbhaya Rape Case, India's Daughter, we...

Feminist News Wrap: Women Voters, Menstrual Taboos and ‘Soft Power’

In the beginning of the month, this article on the differential treatment of women's role in the army came up. Apparently, "several lady officers...

Kiss of Love: Kiss-ko Pyaar Karoon?

Recently, Free Thinkers, a group of Facebook users, organised the ‘Kiss of Love’ movement. The kiss of love was floated in social media by...

More Tabloid Misogyny from TOI

How low could one of the worst popular tabloid newspapers in India go? Well apparently a lot lower than we had imagined. I don’t...

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

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How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
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How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

I began to wonder whether Bollywood had gotten it all wrong – was objectification really a compliment? Weren’t there more respectful ways to appreciate someone’s appearance?