Let Me Have My Anger, My Sadness.

feminist poem SMIW

Written by: Sudha Shashwati | Image: Scroll.in ** I am my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother I am all the women that came before me Don’t urge me to lower my voice Ask me not why I am angry You do not see what I see, you do not feel what I feel What […]

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Shame the Body Shamers!

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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 […]

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Getting Used to Indian Culture.

Have shorts will smoke

Image: rising.globalvoices.org The following was submitted by SMIW reader Shalini Dolai to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. I am from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  I used to do up and down in a RTC bus to my college, Andhra University. Molestation was a near daily experience in the bus but somehow I managed to brush it aside. Coming […]

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Respect is a Tobacco Stained Street.

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Image: itsmeact.wordpress.com The following is a personal account submitted by SMIW reader Ankita Srivastava to our campaign, #HaveShortsWillSmoke. One late evening, I was in an auto rickshaw going back home. On the road, my auto driver was peeking into another auto’s backseat which obviously alarmed me because one, it’s dangerous to do that on the […]

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