Dear Feminism In India, We love you people; you know that, right? BUT, we must tell you that one of your recent posts have left us disturbed. And, disappointed. Which post? The recommendation that we watch the movie Aitraaz, for its ‘feminist’ portrayal of abortion. We disagree. There are two main aspects of our disagreement. […]Read More Open Letter To Feminism In 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The last week had many ups and down in the space of gender. Okay, mostly downs. […]Read More 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 email@example.com. Justice for Asifa, finally This week’s defining highlight was the verdict given towards the Kathua rape […]Read More SMIW Weekly Roundup: Justice for Asifa, Indian men troll Randi Zuckerberg and more
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: 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: tribune.com.pk “We are sad, but not afraid.” – Mourners at Alesha’s funeral. She succumbed to her gunshot wounds on Wednesday Alesha, a member of the Trans Action Board and the district coordinator of the Transgender Provincial Alliance in Pakistan, was shot six-times on Sunday, 22nd May. Though she was immediately rushed over to Lady […]Read More Who killed Alesha?