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RSS Women’s Wing Camp Teaches Girls To Be Good Mothers

RSS Women's Wing Camp taught young girls conflicting messages of empowerment with combat training and lessons on how to be a good mother.
The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

Of Bangles And Blouses – The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

A soldier's wife sent PM Modi a 56-inch blouse, a part of the trend of feminine symbols being used as "insults" in political protests.
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Will Women Politicians Ever Stop Being Judged On Their Appearances?

Misogyny in the Indian political arena runs deep. Women politicians are constantly subject to vile sexist remarks targeting their appearance.
Amit Shah at the BJP elections

Dear Amit Shah: We Don’t Need Anti-Romeo Squads

At the core of this mindset lies the assumption that women need "protection" because, god forbid, what if they exercise their right to choose their own partners for love or for marriage? The horror!
Jayalalithaa

How Jayalalithaa Combatted the Sexism in Tamil Nadu Politics

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.

All Sexist & Communalist Remarks by Politicians On Dadri Lynching

Post the Dadri lynching case, we heard a lot of ministers and politicians giving insensitive statements and jumping to conclusions one after the other. Mahesh...

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

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

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

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.
How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

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?