Kabir Singhania – an unusual mentoring story

Do you remember the time you worked for that bully of a boss who treated you and other employees like trash? If not, you know someone who has worked for such a boss? You do know that such bosses exist, right? The answer to either one of the first two questions is very likely to […]

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Kabir Singh’s misogyny, NIFT: failures of due process

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. The last week had many ups and down in the space of gender. Okay, mostly downs. […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Justice for Asifa, Indian men troll Randi Zuckerberg and more

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. Justice for Asifa, finally This week’s defining highlight was the verdict given towards the Kathua rape […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: Delhi Metro and Durex India

Written by: SMIW Editorial Picture credit: SheThePeople ** 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. Last week in gender wrap was defined by […]

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

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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Explaining Gender Violence Through Evolution.

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Image: startinn.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Navya Mishra. This is an attempt at presenting the concept of evolutionary programming that may explain a bizarre, violent need to set and enforce a code of conduct for a subgroup within a population and, the psyche of intolerance that goes with violation of that code. […]

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Asking the Right Questions.

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Image: brunchnews.com The following slam poetry was submitted by SMIW contributor Rhea Mahanta to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. ** A usual thing happened today. I got groped AGAIN! ** While walking back home It was drizzling and dusk had set in A bunch of guys on a bike were speeding Towards me from the opposite direction While […]

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