Articles by The Ladies Finger
Dec 13, 2017
Kerala girls dancing to Jimikki Kammal is a delight to watch, no matter what the political agendaThree hijab-clad girls from Malappuram, Kerala began to be trolled for posting a video of themselves dancing to the comical Malayalam song, Jimikki Kammal, on a street as part of an AIDS awareness drive.
Dec 13, 2017
Rohingya women face 'sweeping and methodical' assault by Myanmar forces; Why India can't afford to turn a blind eyeThe hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing from the country of Myanmar because of atrocities and discrimination have been in the media spotlight since late August. The UN has called it “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” and, “the most persecuted minority on earth.”
Dec 13, 2017
Why I wasn't into Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's wedding: A deja vu of million Instagram shaadisThe visuals of the Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma wedding was just so absurdly familiar — like the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani wedding and Virushka’s own Maanyavar ad had a baby.
Dec 08, 2017
The Silence Breakers: TIME's Person of the Year 2017 shows how far-reaching and consequential #MeToo has beenThere are five women and a disembodied arm on the cover of TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Issue.
Dec 05, 2017
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli's bravery and our larger suffering of toxic masculinityInstead of simply dealing with the pollution, because he can, Virat Kohli and his bowling coach could have used the opportunity to make a case for anti-pollution measures.
Dec 02, 2017
Meghan Markle and the perils of finding a prince: Intense public scrutiny on women is rarely charmingIt’s tough enough to be just about any kind of woman in the public eye, but there will be little empathy for Meghan Markle
Nov 25, 2017
New legislation on triple talaq: Muslim women unsure of how efficiently the law will protect their rightsMuslim women activists who have been working in the field for several years have complex and contradictory views on the new legislation on triple talaq.
Nov 12, 2017
How Nancy Friday helped generations of Indian women to acknowledge their sexual desiresNancy Friday normalised the idea of women having sexual desires and liking it, something society in the ‘70s was completely unprepared for
Nov 01, 2017
Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua row: Why women feel pressured to fake laugh their way through sexist 'jokes'As the Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua incident shows, women often have no other option but to fake laugh their way through 'sexist humour at the workplace
Oct 31, 2017
Netflix cancels House of Cards due to Kevin Spacey, but is that fair to other members of the show?If Netflix canned House of Cards to severe ties with Kevin Spacey, it would not just be Spacey’s career that would have been affected.