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 […]Read More She’s Just Not that Into it: Women’s Difficult Relationship with Science
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 […]Read More The Problem… is YOU.
Image: watchersonthewall.com The following review is part four in the series of seven episode reviews from the Season 7 of popular TV series Game of Thrones. Each episode will be reviewed from a feminist lens by SMIW readers. Read the previous episode reviews before you begin. Or, if you already have, move right ahead to the […]Read More Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 – The Spoils of War: A Feminist Review.
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: 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.
Image: Aashna The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Aashna Malpani. ** You were three months old when They painted your nursery a bubbly pink and plastered unicorn heads all around the room. The vibrancy would hurt your eyes. They never understood why you cried every night, or how the magical creatures scared you shitless. […]Read More Life of a Woman.
Image: hdwallpapertec.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Aishhwariya Subramanian to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews. I spent nearly a decade and a half in love with a pathological sexist liar named Raj Malhotra. ** He was handsome and carefree and completely the kind of man I envisioned riding off into the sunset with. […]Read More A Douchebag Named Raj Malhotra – DDLJ Film Review.
Image: deccanchronicle.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Damini Kulkarni to our section Spoilt Modern Film Reviews. Released in 2012, Kahaani is an unforgettable film. It is impossible not to remember it for Vidvya Balan’s feisty presence, the menacing Bob Biswas, the unobtrusive shots of the city of Kolkata; which almost becomes a character […]Read More Spoilt Modern Film Reviews: Kahaani