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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ** This month’s major headline grabber has surely […]Read More SMIW Weekly Roundup: The Devil Within.
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 […]Read More When a Reputed Journalist Defends Vikas Barala, We Must Ask Ourselves Where We Stand.
Image: indianexpress.com The following was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. Dear Salman, I hope you’re okay. I ask that in all earnest, because I recently read that you said you “felt like a raped woman” after undergoing some grueling training sessions; during the shooting of your upcoming film. When I read that, I was immediately concerned for your […]Read More An Open Letter to Salman Khan.
Image: dailymail.co.uk Facebook is an essential, if at times intrusive and counter productive medium in today’s day and age. You can’t discount the social network’s ability to mobilize voices in large numbers and give people and initiatives like us a platform to run our many campaigns which, otherwise, we may have had to run on Hi5 (does […]Read More Facebook’s Homophobic, Harassment Friendly, Rape Loving Community Standards.
This story was submitted by a Spoilt Modern Indian Woman reader who wishes to remain anonymous. I’m a woman who lives in Delhi. My name isn’t important to this story, but my gender is, or so I would like to think. November 2015 I had cyber sex with a man, who I didn’t know was […]Read More A Real Life Story about Cyber Sex, Voyeurism and Blackmail.