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.
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: 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, […]Read More Why Anarkali Shines Brighter than Lipstick.
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.
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 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: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ** What a week the last one […]Read More SMIW Weekly Roundup: Triple Talaq, Privacy and Ram Rahim – Hope and Unanswered Questions.
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, […]Read More Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 – Beyond The Wall: A Feminist Review.
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 […]Read More A Woman’s World.