Me Too…

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By Nazreen Fazal | Image: vanidad.es ** Me Too… That evening This morning Decades ago Just now Still fresh   At home At School At Work In Sick Stuck in traffic Out partying Out for a walk On my own In an empty parking lot In a mall In broad daylight At the holiest of […]

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October 12th, 2018

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#NotAllMen? Well, #YesAllWomen.

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Image: pinterest.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Bhamini Lakshminarayan. Recently, I shared a Facebook post about a fraudulent banking phone call which devolved even further into threats of sexual violence. I was upset, angry, and bewildered at the state of the world – and it struck me, for the umpteenth time, that I […]

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The Woman on the Train.

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Image: bbc.co.uk The following was submitted by SMIW reader Aishwarya Javalgekar to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. It originally appeared here. It was a day like any other. I left my house at 11 am; all decked up and ready for college. Catching a rickshaw, I reached Ghatkopar railway station. My college R. A. Podar, in Matunga, was four […]

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Hats off to Women Who Wear What They Want.

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Image: indianexpress.com The following was submitted by SMIW reader Ujwala Parthasarathy to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. I commuted to school and college in Bangalore in state transport buses for seven years. In Class 9, I was sexually assaulted in a crowded bus for the very first time. When I informed my mother, she asked me to […]

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The Unending Male Entitelment Over Female Bodies

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Image: Varsha Bhargavi The following was submitted by SMIW reader Varsha Bhargavi to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. This happened just yesterday as I was returning home after attending a thought provoking seminar by Hyderabad Collective, hearing from rural journalist P. Sainath and Prof. Gopal Guru. I shared a ride in an autorickshaw with my Professor, Saras […]

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A Life Without Fear

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Image: Roberto Trombetta This story was submitted by SMIW reader Meenakshi Ruhela to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. The other day, I was in a public transport and the man sitting next to me wouldn’t stop staring at my breast, I stared back at him he looked away. Honestly, shy Indian men are adorable! Two months ago […]

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