Image: forbes.com The following review is the second part in the series of seven episode reviews of the Season 7 of popular series Game of Thrones. Each episode will be reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the review of the season’s Episode1: Dragonstone before you begin with episode 2. Or, if you’ve […]Read More Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2: Stormborn – A Feminist Review.
Image credit: newslaundary.com From what we know, making Lipstick Under My Burkha was no easy feat for its creators. ** The Censor Board’s initial refusal to give it a rating on the premise that it was a ‘Lady-oriented film’; the general populace’s utter lack of interest in watching a film manned (oh, the irony) by […]Read More Lipstick Under My Burkha Film Review: A Rebel With A Cause.
Image credit: cosmo.ph Winter is here and so is the need for a more feminist narrative in the media and content we consume. Gone are the days when we would gulp down misogyny on our TV screens chupchaap in the name of artistic expression. So, it’s only fair that modern day television’s most over watched […]Read More Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1: Dragonstone – A Feminist Review.
image credit: guogiyan.com ** Remember, remember As you parade us Like objects And try to douse Our freedom, our ambitions As you try to reduce To ashes Who we are At the stake of Morality Lust Misplaced male egos Smug entitlement We may bleed We may die We may beg For forgiveness Though it is […]Read More Reincarnated.
Image: makelovenotscars.org In a historic event for both the worlds of fashion and women’s rights – acid attack survivor, Reshma Quereshi from India, aged 19, will be walking the ramp on the 8th of September at New York Fashion Week. Reshma is just one of the thousands of women who are attacked with acid by […]Read More Indian Acid Attack Survivor to Walk the Ramp at NYFW.
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 […]Read More A Music Video that Explains why ‘Boys will be Boys’ is Harmful.
Image: filmymonkey.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Anwiti Singh. “Why don’t you join a gym?” “Have you heard about this new diet?” “You should try a cleanse!” Those are some of the more polite things that a person who is above-the-socially acceptable-body-weight can hope to hear. As for the not so polite […]Read More Shame the Body Shamers!
Image: tumblr.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Aishwarya Subramanian to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. I was a hypocritical sexist and I have the receipts to prove it. A decade ago, an 18 year old me was banned from a popular Harry Potter fan forum for slut-shaming Ginny Weasley. This may sound like a joke […]Read More I was a Sexist Teenager. Here’s What I learned.
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 […]Read More The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.
Image: 7thprovince.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Subha Nivedha to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. “Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.” The implications are endless. Girls who go everywhere are bad. Everywhere except home is a bad place. But only for girls. Because All work and no play makes Jack a dull […]Read More The Bad Girl.