Feminism India


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 »


An Unapologetic Existence

Not less than one month after the Oscars and the glorious goof up, cinephiles across the globe are still debating about Isabella Huppert missing out on the Oscars for English-French production 'Elle'. Not far away, and on a much wider scale, society and feminists are attempting to dissect the feminist undertones of the film with some describing 'Elle' as one of the most powerful expressions of post-modern feminist cinema, some calling it ‘anti-sexist’, and even as ‘misogyny masquerading as feminism’. I got the chance to see the flick during the International Film Festival of Kerala this year. I came out very disturbed and to be frank,... read more »