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

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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.

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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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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 – The Spoils of War: A Feminist Review.

GoT season 7 episode 4 review

Image: watchersonthewall.com The following review is part four 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, move right ahead to the […]

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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: 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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SMIW Weekly Roundup: The Devil Within.

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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 3 – Queen’s Justice: A Feminist Review.

GoT season 7 episode 3 review

Image: esquire.com The following review is part three 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 with episode 3. If you already have, move right ahead […]

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

Women of GoT

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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