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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Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9: Battle of the Bastards – A Feminist Review.

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Image: pinterest.com The following was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. This is a feminist review of Battle of the Bastards – the 9th episode of the 6th and ongoing season of Game of Thrones (GoT) – the hugely popular HBO series based on the equally popular books by George R R Martin. Beware. GoT shredding ahead. Splinter is […]

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Spoilt Modern Film Reviews: Ki & Ka

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Hello and welcome to Spoilt Modern Film Reviews! A new section where we will review (mostly) Indian films from a feminist perspective and point out the various problematic (and sometimes positive things) about them. Sometimes these films will be new releases and sometimes, classics that need to be debated. Think of this as an expansion […]

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The Docile, Dependent, ‘Good Girl’ of Indian TV

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This post was written by Spoilt Modern Indian Woman reader Aishwarya Upreti Indian television soaps have a history of portraying women in a regressive light. Sure, there are a handful which try to portray empowered women fighting for their rights and changing norms like in Sadda Haq Ganga etc , but that’s merely a teardrop in an […]

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