A Music Video that Explains why ‘Boys will be Boys’ is Harmful.

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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 […]

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The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.

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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 […]

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The Bad Girl.

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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 […]

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Life of a Woman.

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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. […]

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A Douchebag Named Raj Malhotra – DDLJ Film Review.

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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. I […]

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Spoilt Modern Film Reviews: Kahaani

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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 […]

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