Feminism India

"It's not my India!"

As he does in music, Rahman has with much brevity fleshed out and expressed his emotions over the killing of Gauri Lankesh. This is not about the ideological clashes and mud slinging that has been profusely diffused into the assassination. This isn’t about the glorifying or critiquing of her journalistic narrative and curve as an activist. This is merely about spelling out a basic inherent right guaranteed with our existence: Freedom. Shot dead in a land known for its independence, free will and liberty of state. It is an event of international shame with transnational players calling out to the institutions and more. Any incident... read more »

The musings of an honest cinemaphile

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.” - Kathryn Bigelow Over time with an influx of genres and modes of filmmaking coming into the scene, the art of filmmaking and the participants involved in the same have seen a drastic change. We have seen the rise of women getting involved in cinema from early 19th century. 2012 saw Katherine Bigelow win an Oscar beating her ex-husband for a movie on suicide bombers. It saw a huge uproar from media... read more »

The Social Costs of Progressiveness

“It isn’t about 'becoming' another person - I already am who I am - I just want my body to reflect that. It is not like I am suddenly changing from the person you have always known- this is more about your willingness to see who I have always been” - Cooper Lee Bombardier I am from a land where all major manifestations of God is in the form* of women. A land where we shout out ‘Jai mata di’, bow our heads in front of the goddess and disrespect women all at the same time. A land where respect towards ideas like Narishakthi and... read more »

Femvertising: Are they practicing what they are preaching?

With corporates flooding the world and grown to take captive popular imagination, it is of need to analyse the means by which they have penetrated so deep to touch chords earlier less discussed in society. Corporates have taken up the task, and in many cases rightfully so to educate and spread the message of social equity and global welfare. Advertising has become the most powerful corporate vajrayudha. The merit of any corporate PR campaign being judged on how well they could convey a social message while pushing their product to public discourse. With Feminism becoming the latest gung ho topic, corporate advertising obviously diverted to the... read more »

Pro Life VS Pro Choice : Abortion laws for rape victims

The moral and ethical debate surrounding a woman’s right over her own body and the rights of an unborn baby has been playing out in various permutations and combinations throughout history. Like all issues, the question has taken religious and political notions with time. The question captured public imagination again with Arkansas bringing out an apparently Pro-life law that allows a woman’s husband to sue her if she gets an abortion even if it involves marital rape. The very right over one's own body has been taken away. The moment an individual’s right over the very basic physical existence is taken away, the... read more »