Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Critique: Women’s Equality Day Or White Women’s Equality Day?

The declaration was in celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Well it gave pretty much white women the right to vote.

Feminist News Wrap: College Curfews, ‘Honour’ Killing & ‘Impracticality’ of Gang Rape

Colleges, Universities & SexismIn yet another incident of moral policing, it was announced that women students of St. Xavier's college will not be allowed...

Feminist News Wrap: Mumbai Police, Moral Policing, Death Penalty And More

In an appalling act of "moral policing", the Mumbai police rounded up 40-odd consenting adult couples from hotel rooms and charged them with "public indecency."

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.

Rape Culture And Porn Ban In India

Speaking on the porn ban in India, the Telecom & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said,"Although porn is legal in other countries, it needs...

Feminist News Wrap: Yakub Memon Hanged, ‘Saint’ Asaram and Right Wing Violence

Yakub Memon HangedDespite mercy petitions and severe debate, Yakub Memon was hanged last week for his connection with the 1993 serial bomb blasts. In...

Feminist News Wrap – Teesta Setalavad, RK Pachauri and “Serial Murderer” in Delhi

The Most Talked AboutActivist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand are being targeted by the CBI, and when they moved the Bombay High...

Feminist News Wrap – Minor ‘Bait’, Mob Justice & Shirin Dalvi

Viral Feminist NewsActor Suhasini Mulay got married in 2011. She was 60 at that point in time and found her partner via the internet!...

A Timeline Of The Asaram Bapu Rape Cases

Recently, there was news of yet another witness of the Asaram Bapu rape case who was killed. This was not a one-odd incident, but...

Feminist News Wrap – Sania’s Grand Slam, Sapna Bhavnani & Sole Guardianship for Unwed...

In what could probably be termed as just relief, the Madras High Court recalls its order referring a rape case to mediation.An assistant sub...

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Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Sadly, Bollywood has not yet become “woke” enough to check their own standards of beauty and the rampant colourism, much less apologize for it.
Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoos At The Door

Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoo At The Door

Tattoos may be a form of art that a segment of the young generation is rapidly lapping up, but there are important spaces where they are still a taboo.
Kittur Rani Chennamma leading the battle

Rani Kittur Chennamma: India’s Valiant Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kittur Chennamma, queen of Kittur, was an Indian ruler to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company. Even though her attempt failed, she was an inspiration for the upcoming freedom fighters.