​​​​​Why Kashmir is a feminist issue

Image credits: Getty images This piece from Sonam Mittal is her revision of the original article she wrote in 2016. Historically, women have been considered as spoils of the war, a prize the soldiers get for fighting bravely, living in subhuman conditions for days and other disgusting excuses. Women are also used to make the […]

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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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An Interview with Kavita Krishnan on International Women’s Day

Kavita Krishnan

Transcribed by: SMIW Editorial | Image by: Wande Magazine This International Women’s Day, we had the opportunity to dialogue with one of our favourite feminists, Kavita Krishnan. In our conversation with Kavita, she spoke about the feminist movement in India, intersectionality, men’s rights activists, the “feminism vs equalism” debate, brahminical patriarchy, Indian rape laws, triple talaq, Donald […]

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A Woman’s World.

Written by: Prarthana Banikya | Image: Women’s Web “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice ** With the way the world is progressing, one would probably expect that […]

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SMIW Weekly Roundup: The Devil Within.

Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: NBC News ** 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 ** This month’s major headline grabber has surely […]

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When a Reputed Journalist Defends Vikas Barala, We Must Ask Ourselves Where We Stand.

Varnika Kundu Vikas Barala

Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: thewire.in The image below is a screen grab of a LinkedIn post made by Haresh Kumar, a Senior Sub-Editor from reputed national daily Dainik Bhaskar arguing that the #ChandigarhStalking case should not be treated as an attempt to kidnap and sexually assault the survivor: Haresh is of course referring to the […]

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An Open Letter to Salman Khan.

an open letter to salman

Image: indianexpress.com The following was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. Dear Salman, I hope you’re okay. I ask that in all earnest, because I recently read that you said you “felt like a raped woman” after undergoing some grueling training sessions; during the shooting of your upcoming film. When I read that, I was immediately concerned for your […]

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Facebook’s Homophobic, Harassment Friendly, Rape Loving Community Standards.

facebook's rape loving community guidelines

Image: dailymail.co.uk Facebook is an essential, if at times intrusive and counter productive medium in today’s day and age. You can’t discount the social network’s ability to mobilize voices in large numbers and give people and initiatives like us a platform to run our many campaigns which, otherwise, we may have had to run on Hi5 (does […]

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