Me Too…

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By Nazreen Fazal | Image: vanidad.es ** Me Too… That evening This morning Decades ago Just now Still fresh   At home At School At Work In Sick Stuck in traffic Out partying Out for a walk On my own In an empty parking lot In a mall In broad daylight At the holiest of […]

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October 12th, 2018

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The Problem… is YOU.

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Written by Manjusha Banerjee | Image credit: videoblocks.com ** You know what’s funny….? YOU have a problem with Sonam Kapoor being flat chested, but YOU also have problem with busty Ayesha Takia… YOU had problem when Rakhi complained ‘on the spot’ about Mika forcibly kissing her and YOU also have a problem when Tanushree brings […]

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Why Anarkali Shines Brighter than Lipstick.

Anarkali of Aarah vs lipstick under my burkha

Written by: Gargi Sengupta | Image: SMIW ** Stumbling upon Anarkali Of Aarah – on TV – just a day after watching Lipstick Under My Burkha at the plex, certainly made me think if we pass too many things off as ‘happenstance’. ** To be honest, had Lipstick not received the kind of attention it did, […]

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A Woman’s World.

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Written by: Prarthana Banikya | Image: Women’s Web “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice ** With the way the world is progressing, one would probably expect that […]

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The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.

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Image: indianexpress.com The following review was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. Well, well, well. What do you know? A Sultan film review on this website? That can’t go so well, can it? Especially since we ripped bhaijaan a new one merely days ago – when he made that by-now-hall-of-shame-worthy remark? But here’s the thing, we can’t make […]

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Down with Casual Sexism!

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Image: DNA India I cannot and WILL NOT tolerate sexism on my timeline. If you make jokes like this which you refer to as ‘harmless’, you are nothing but privileged and sexist. This guy’s response when I pulled him up for this post was: “They are not meant to be sexist in anyway apart from a light hearted angle […]

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A Douchebag Named Raj Malhotra – DDLJ Film Review.

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Image: hdwallpapertec.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Aishhwariya Subramanian to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews. I spent nearly a decade and a half in love with a pathological sexist liar named Raj Malhotra. ** He was handsome and carefree and completely the kind of man I envisioned riding off into the sunset with. […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7 – The Dragon and The Wolf: A Feminist Review.

GoT season 7 episode 7 review

Written by: SMIW Editorial | Image: Den of the Geek The following review is part seven in the series of seven episode reviews from the Season 7 of popular TV series Game of Thrones. Each episode has been reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the previous episode reviews before you begin. If you […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Triple Talaq, Privacy and Ram Rahim – Hope and Unanswered Questions.

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Written by: SMIW Editorial | Image: DNA India ** This post is a part of our weekly roundup series. Every week, we will take a look-back at sexual harassment, gender violence and related incidents in India and beyond. Readers can submit their suggestions, comments and opinions to letters@spoiltmodernwoman.com. ** What a week the last one […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 – Beyond The Wall: A Feminist Review.

GoT season 7 episode 6 review

Written by: Sana Khan | Image: winteriscoming.net The following review is part six in the series of seven episode reviews from the Season 7 of popular TV series Game of Thrones. Each episode will be reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the previous episode reviews before you begin. Or, if you already have, […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: The Devil Within.

Taylor Swift

Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: NBC News ** This post is a part of our weekly roundup series. Every week, we will take a look-back at sexual harassment, gender violence and related incidents in India and beyond. Readers can submit their suggestions, comments and opinions to letters@spoiltmodernwoman.com ** This month’s major headline grabber has surely […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 – Eastwatch: A Feminist Review.

GoT season 7 episode 5 review

Author: Sakhi Nitin Anita | Image: Polygon.com The following review is part five in the series of seven episode reviews from the Season 7 of popular TV series Game of Thrones. Each episode will be reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the previous episode reviews before you begin. Or, if you already have, […]

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When a Reputed Journalist Defends Vikas Barala, We Must Ask Ourselves Where We Stand.

Varnika Kundu Vikas Barala

Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: thewire.in The image below is a screen grab of a LinkedIn post made by Haresh Kumar, a Senior Sub-Editor from reputed national daily Dainik Bhaskar arguing that the #ChandigarhStalking case should not be treated as an attempt to kidnap and sexually assault the survivor: Haresh is of course referring to the […]

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