Transcribed by: SMIW Editorial | Image by: Wande Magazine This International Women’s Day, we had the opportunity to dialogue with one of our favourite feminists, Kavita Krishnan. In our conversation with Kavita, she spoke about the feminist movement in India, intersectionality, men’s rights activists, the “feminism vs equalism” debate, brahminical patriarchy, Indian rape laws, triple talaq, Donald […]Read More An Interview with Kavita Krishnan on International Women’s Day
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 […]Read More The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.
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 […]Read More Down with Casual Sexism!
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. […]Read More A Douchebag Named Raj Malhotra – DDLJ Film Review.
Written by: Anonymous | Image by: ibtimes.co.uk ** A believer’s definition of God is something supreme that is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and omni benevolent. The irony here is that you don’t ever get to see God who actually is a stalker and is stalking you even when you are taking a dump. But, what do you when you […]Read More The Aftermath of Being Stalked by My Own Boyfriend for Three Years
Written by: Pseudo Sickular | Image by: Business Standard ** These are some strange times we live in. Just yesterday, this beautiful, beautiful ad film by Surf Exel was being targeted by the Indian right wing with calls for boycott. Here is the film in question: Any guesses about the reason behind this displeasure? It was, wait for […]Read More Here’s Why the Calls to Boycott Surf Exel Should Have You Worried
Written by: Sudha Shashwati | Image: Scroll.in ** I am my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother I am all the women that came before me Don’t urge me to lower my voice Ask me not why I am angry You do not see what I see, you do not feel what I feel What […]Read More Let Me Have My Anger, My Sadness.
Author: Himika Chakraborty | Image: pintofscience.co.uk ** Every time I read some mind-numbingly stupid comment about women and science on the Internet, I always end up feeling justifiably angry and indignant. But also, somehow a little guilty. I didn’t have science in higher secondary school myself and by some twisted sense of self blame, I […]Read More She’s Just Not that Into it: Women’s Difficult Relationship with Science
By Priyanka Kapoor | Image: India Today ** Recently, I booked a late night ticket for the Anushka Sharma starrer horror flick, Pari. Not to get scared out of my wits, but to get my share of laughs, having noticed that Indian audience often collectively laughs in horror movies. I entered the movie theater with skepticism and […]Read More Prosit Roy’s Pari and Sex Trafficking in India.
By Medusa | Image: The Lady of Shalott ** Ungrateful? Yes. Brat? Yes Am I sure? Yes Everyone agrees? Yes Including myself? Yes How, you ask? Let me tell you… I was allowed To skip cooking and cleaning at times Never a harsh word was uttered How accommodating, they said But I asked that […]Read More Ungrateful Brat
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 […]Read More Me Too…
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 […]Read More The Problem… is YOU.
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 […]Read More Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7 – The Dragon and The Wolf: A Feminist Review.