Articles by The Ladies Finger
Mar 01, 2018
Outrage over breastfeeding on magazine cover misplaced, the message is in gaze of model not bared breastThe embarrassment and taboos around breastfeeding are very much a problem to the Savarna Hindu community that all those seemingly "problematic" markers on the cover signify.
Feb 21, 2018
Krishna Sen case: Story of woman who pretended to be a man to swindle wives raises many questionsThe case of Krishna Sen from Nainital — born biologically female, who posed as a man, married two women, and now stands accused of harassing one of them for dowry — throws up interesting questions about gender identity, male privilege and how we perceive them
Feb 17, 2018
Black Panther empowers its women to go beyond token feminism but falls short of revolutionBlack Panther does have more women in casually powerful and influential roles than most superhero movies, but this was supposed to be 'the revolution'.
Feb 10, 2018
Padman: A unique, essential film that doesn't over-glorify Akshay Kumar's male saviour statusOnce you get past the irritation of Akshay Kumar Good Boy status, there’s not much you'll find objectionable about Padman, because Muruganantham’s is a truly unique story.
Feb 07, 2018
Delhi photographer murder case: Supreme Court increasing surveillance to protect inter-faith couples not an answer to 'honour killings'The murder of photographer Ankit Saxena by the family of his girlfriend Shehzadi in New Delhi on 30 January clearly sent shock waves through the country
Jan 29, 2018
In The Elephant in the Room, 16 female comic artists tell relatable stories of rebellion, self-discoveryThe Elephant in the Room presents comics by Indian and German artists which talk about common insecurities, perceptions of relationships, rebellion against the norm, reclaiming taboos, in a calm, serene manner | #FirstCulture
Jan 26, 2018
Padmaavat: The artistic flair of Bhansali's film can't mask the glorification of a privileged castePadmaavat: No number of neatly swirling skirts and artfully placed diyas could make up for the weird feeling of watching a movie that glorifies the life and dharma of a privilege caste, and culminates in the suicide of 16001 women.
Jan 19, 2018
Andhra Pradesh may criminalise 'sex buying': Proposed law will skew balance of power against sex workersOn the face of it, criminalising buying sex may sound like a good plan. But some sex workers’ rights activists working on the ground are extremely angry and concerned.
Jan 08, 2018
Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the motherThe American obsession with ‘breast is best’ has firmly come to our shores. However, the emphasis on breastfeeding ignores what may be best for the mother.
Dec 21, 2017
Soha Ali Khan's genial memoir The Perils of Being Moderately Famous manages to keep it realPerhaps it’s because Soha Ali Khan is not selling anything right now that her book has this bright, genial and extremely enjoyable quality.