Here’s Why the Calls to Boycott Surf Exel Should Have You Worried

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Written by: Pseudo Sickular | Image by: Business Standard ** These are some strange times we live in. Just yesterday, this beautiful, beautiful ad film by Surf Exel was being targeted by the Indian right wing with calls for boycott. Here is the film in question: Any guesses about the reason behind this displeasure? It was, wait for […]

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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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She’s Just Not that Into it: Women’s Difficult Relationship with Science

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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 […]

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Prosit Roy’s Pari and Sex Trafficking in India.

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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 […]

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Ungrateful Brat

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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 […]

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October 23rd, 2018

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The Problem… is YOU.

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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 […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7 – The Dragon and The Wolf: A Feminist Review.

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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 […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Triple Talaq, Privacy and Ram Rahim – Hope and Unanswered Questions.

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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 letters@spoiltmodernwoman.com. ** What a week the last one […]

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