Poll results: Yes, we suffered a Kabir Singh. Sandeep Reddy Vanga, do you care?

The Kabir Singh movie has given us enough grief already. Many said that there is nothing wrong in such a movie. So, some time back we asked you if there has been a Kabir Singh in your life. You replied. We heard you. We heard 517 of you. Sandeep Vanga, are you listening? Five hundred […]

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Malfunctioning EVM in Pune? Threatening Ballot Officer Denies Woman the Right to Vote.

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Image: The Hindu ** The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are on in full swing and all parties are trying their best to woo voters with their promises, manifestos and as is always the case, lot of rhetoric. Most parties are also putting a focus on young voters. More than 600 Million young Indians aged 25 […]

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Jamia Fashion Show Row: Religious Patriarchy Meets ABVP Culture

Written by: SMIW Editorial A fashion show called Tarz-e-Libas organized by the students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and slated to take place on March 30, was cancelled due to opposition from a group of 12 students who called it “unislamic”, “immoral” and “against Jamia’s ethos”. According to reports, […]

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Modi Sarkar vs. Women of India: Vol.1 – Women’s Safety

BJP vs women

Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: Greater Kashmir / Outlook India ** Well, well! It’s that time again when it’s easier to find a Ranbir Kapoor film with good acting than a conversation which doesn’t end in discussing the upcoming election! Starting April 11, more than 1,800 parties and hundreds of Independent candidates from across […]

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An Interview with Kavita Krishnan on International Women’s Day

Kavita Krishnan

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 […]

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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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​​​​​Why Kashmir is a feminist issue

Image credits: Getty images This piece from Sonam Mittal is her revision of the original article she wrote in 2016. Historically, women have been considered as spoils of the war, a prize the soldiers get for fighting bravely, living in subhuman conditions for days and other disgusting excuses. Women are also used to make the […]

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Kabir Singhania – an unusual mentoring story

Do you remember the time you worked for that bully of a boss who treated you and other employees like trash? If not, you know someone who has worked for such a boss? You do know that such bosses exist, right? The answer to either one of the first two questions is very likely to […]

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Open Letter To Feminism In India

Dear Feminism In India, We love you people; you know that, right? BUT, we must tell you that one of your recent posts have left us disturbed. And, disappointed. Which post? The recommendation that we watch the movie Aitraaz, for its ‘feminist’ portrayal of abortion. We disagree. There are two main aspects of our disagreement. […]

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Kabir Singh’s misogyny, NIFT: failures of due process

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. The last week had many ups and down in the space of gender. Okay, mostly downs. […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Justice for Asifa, Indian men troll Randi Zuckerberg and more

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. Justice for Asifa, finally This week’s defining highlight was the verdict given towards the Kathua rape […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Delhi Metro and Durex India

Written by: SMIW Editorial Picture credit: SheThePeople ** 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. Last week in gender wrap was defined by […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Smriti Irani, Mimi & Nusrat, and a lecherous air passenger

Written by: SMIW Editorial ** 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. ** The highlight of the week was Smriti Irani’s viral image […]

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