Poll results: Yes, we suffered a Kabir Singh. Sandeep Reddy Vanga, do you care?

The Kabir Singh movie has given us enough grief already. Many said that there is nothing wrong in such a movie. So, some time back we asked you if there has been a Kabir Singh in your life. You replied. We heard you. We heard 517 of you. Sandeep Vanga, are you listening? Five hundred […]

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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: 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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#NotAllMen? Well, #YesAllWomen.

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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