Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2: Stormborn – A Feminist Review.

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Image: forbes.com The following review is the second part in the series of seven episode reviews of the Season 7 of popular series Game of Thrones. Each episode will be reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the review of the season’s Episode1: Dragonstone before you begin with episode 2. Or, if you’ve […]

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Lipstick Under My Burkha Film Review: A Rebel With A Cause.

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Image credit: newslaundary.com From what we know, making Lipstick Under My Burkha was no easy feat for its creators. ** The Censor Board’s initial refusal to give it a rating on the premise that it was a ‘Lady-oriented film’; the general populace’s utter lack of interest in watching a film manned (oh, the irony) by […]

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The Bad Girl.

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Image: 7thprovince.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Subha Nivedha to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. “Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.” The implications are endless. Girls who go everywhere are bad. Everywhere except home is a bad place. But only for girls. Because All work and no play makes Jack a dull […]

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Down with Casual Sexism!

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Image: newindianexpress.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Sheena Best and originally appeared on her Facebook timeline. 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 […]

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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. I […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1: Dragonstone – A Feminist Review.

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Image credit: cosmo.ph Winter is here and so is the need for a more feminist narrative in the media and content we consume. Gone are the days when we would gulp down misogyny on our TV screens chupchaap in the name of artistic expression.  So, it’s only fair that modern day television’s most over watched […]

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Indian Acid Attack Survivor to Walk the Ramp at NYFW.

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Image: makelovenotscars.org In a historic event for both the worlds of fashion and women’s rights – acid attack survivor, Reshma Quereshi from India, aged 19, will be walking the ramp on the 8th of September at New York Fashion Week. Reshma is just one of the thousands of women who are attacked with acid by […]

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A Music Video that Explains why ‘Boys will be Boys’ is Harmful.

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Image: seeingwetiko.com ** How often do we see people brushing their own or someone else’s bigotry, sexism and violence as a case of ‘boys being boys’? ‘Boys will be boys’ is an unfailing cop-out that irresponsible parents, non-committal teachers / educational institutes, unconcerned law enforcers and incompetent politicians fall back on – whenever they don’t have […]

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Shame the Body Shamers!

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Image: filmymonkey.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Anwiti Singh.   “Why don’t you join a gym?” “Have you heard about this new diet?” “You should try a cleanse!” Those are some of the more polite things that a person who is above-the-socially acceptable-body-weight can hope to hear. As for the not so polite […]

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I was a Sexist Teenager. Here’s What I learned.

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Image: tumblr.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Aishwarya Subramanian to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. I was a hypocritical sexist and I have the receipts to prove it. A decade ago, an 18 year old me was banned from a popular Harry Potter fan forum for slut-shaming Ginny Weasley. This may sound like a joke […]

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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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