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

EVM malfunction

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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Why are Indian Farmers Committing Suicides and Does a Sustainable Solution Exist?

farmer suicides

Written by: Sumbul Mashhadi | Image: Economic Times Until recently, I would chuckle at my mother bargaining with vegetable vendors for a mere ten Rupees on the price of a kilo of Tomatoes, but of late, I often find myself doing the same – only to chuckle again, but this time at the irony of it all. What […]

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